Queen Victoria Memorial Clocktower

George Town

The scallop-topped clocktower at the northern end of Lr Pantai was erected in 1902 by local millionaire Cheah Chen Eok to mark Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee.

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Nearby George Town attractions

1. State Assembly Building

0.05 MILES

On the southern side of the Padang is this neoclassical building dating back to the 19th century.

2. Fort Cornwallis

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Captain Francis Light first built a wooden fort here in 1786, establishing the free port where trade would, he hoped, be lured from Britain’s Dutch rivals…

3. Padang

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A typical feature of Malaysian colonial cities is the padang, which is an open playing field surrounded by public buildings. George Town’s padang…

4. House of Yeap Chor Ee

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Housed in an exquisitely restored three-storey shophouse mansion, this interesting museum is dedicated to a former resident, itinerant barber-turned…

5. Pinang Peranakan Mansion

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Lovingly restored, this ostentatious, mint-green structure was one of the most stunning private residences in George Town. Every door, wall and archway is…

6. Town Hall

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The Town Hall, completed in 1880, has a beautiful restored ballroom that is a regular venue for temporary exhibitions and shows. The Town Hall’s Hokkien…

7. City Hall

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Built in 1903, this Edwardian baroque building facing the Padang houses the Penang Island City Council.

8. Penang State Art Gallery

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Housed in Dewan Sri Pinang, the island’s first multipurpose hall, this small and rather tired gallery includes a permanent collection of contemporary…