Must see attractions in George Town

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    Acheen St Mosque

    Built in 1808 by a wealthy Arab trader, the Acheen St Mosque was the focal point for the Malay and Arab traders in this quarter – the oldest Malay kampung…

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    Tech Dome Penang

    More than 120 science and technology exhibits form the basis of this highly interactive, educational museum aimed squarely at school kids. It's all pretty…

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    Hainan Temple

    Dedicated to Mar Chor Poh, the patron saint of seafarers, this temple was founded in 1870 but not completed until 1895. A thorough remodelling for its…

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    Town Hall

    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…

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    Penang State Art Gallery

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

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    Queen Victoria Memorial Clocktower

    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…

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    State Assembly Building

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

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    Penang State Museum Board

    Some of the Penang Museum's temporary exhibitions can be seen here at their main offices in the buildings of a former hospital.

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    Penang State Gallery

    This commercial-feeling museum offers a rather breezy overview of the state's history.

  • Fort Cornwallis

    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…

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    City Hall

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