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Cathedral of Assumption
The Cathedral of Assumption is an example of fine colonial architecture. Located at the intersections of Farquhar Street and Love Lane, this cathedral got its name from the Feast of the Assumption, which signifies they day when the first Catholics set foot in Penang in 1786.
Penang State Museum
A majectic building from the colonial era houses the Penang Musuem. The museum provides you with an inside to the various ethnic groups which made its way to Penang in the late 18th century, and showcases the cultural heritage of each community.
St George's Church
St George's Church can be foudn in many parts of the world, but one of the most significant ones are the one in Penang, simply because it is reputed as the oldest Anglican Church in Southeast Asia.
State Assembly Building
Built back in the early 19th century, this fine administrative building once serves as a Central Police Station.
Dubbed as the largest standing fort in Malaysia, Fort Cornwallis is an old star-shaped fort located on the northeastern coast of Penang. It is named after the late 18th century Governor-General of Bengal, India, Charles Cornwallis.
Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower
Built in 1897 by a Penang Chinese tycoon - Cheah Chen Eok to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign, he spent 35,000 Straits dollars to complete this clock tower in 1902. Sadly, Queen Victoria passed on by 22 January 1901 before the completion of this remarkable tower.
Covering a cosy area around Lebuh Queen, Lebuh Chulia and Jalan Pasar (Market Street), Little India in the city of George Town, Pulau Pinang. All along these streets, you will find shops selling everything Indian - from gorgeous silk, cotton and brocade saree materials to stainless steel tiffin carriers.
Built in 1833, the Arulmigu Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Penang, Malaysia, and features fascinating sculptures of gods and goddesses over its main entrance and facade.
Goddess of Mercy Temple
The Kuan Yin Temple was built in the 1800s by early Chinese settlers of the Hokkien and Cantonese communities. The temple was originally named Kong Hock Keong temple (Cantonese-Hokkien Temple) and was once used not only for religious but also for social functions within the Chinese community, until the current Chinese Town Hall was constructed in the 1880's.
Kapitan Keling Mosque
Kapitan Keling Mosque is a mosque built in the 19th century by Indian Muslim traders in George Town, Penang, Malaysia.The name of mosque was taken from the Kapitan Kelings, people who were appointed leaders of the South Indian community by the British.
Cheah Kongsi Clan Temple
The Cheah clan temple is an eclectic mix of a Chinese mansion, Chinese temple, and European bungalow. The Cheah Kongsi clan association was founded in 1820 by Cheah Yam, an immigrant who originally hailed from Sek Tong village in South China. Upon his death, his widow Ong Sin Neoh took charge of the association and created the legal mechanisms and trust funds to ensure that the association would continue into perpetuity. Her son, Cheah Choo Yew, and his succeeding descendants have served as the presidents of the clan association ever since.
Khoo Kongsi Clan Temple
The Khoo Kongsi is a large Chinese clanhouse with elaborate and highly ornamented architecture, a mark of the dominant presence of the Chinese in Penang, Malaysia. The famous Khoo Kongsi is the grandest clan temple in the country. It is also one of the city's major historic attraction. The clan temple has retained its authentic historic setting, which includes an association building, a traditional theatre and the late 19th century rowhouses for clan members, all clustered around a granite-paved square.
God of Prosperity Temple
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
Fondly known as the Blue Mansion, Cheong Fatt Tze's mansion is built with careful attention to the principles of Feng Shui. For example, it faces the sea and has Penang Hill behind it, a strategic placement boasting an un-imped view and a promontory at the rear for protection; the domestic annex is built in front of it to prevent any road being built to create a T-Junction in front of it; it has water running through a meandering network of pipes that begin from the eaves of the roof, channeled through the upper ceiling, down the walls collecting in the central courtyard before being channeled away from the property via a similar network of pipes, in this case, underneath the entire flooring system and is built with a step in the middle to create a slope (to ride on the dragons back).
Around 1866, the Hainanese community in Penang established a temple and dedicated it to the Sea Goddess, Mazu. This temple fulfilled religious needs of the Hainan community and served as a social centre. About thirty years later in 1895, the temple was relocated to Muntri Street, another part of Penang, where it continues to stand today.
Campbell Street is worth visiting at least once. If you want clothing at wholesale price, there are so many shops here. This is also where the locals come to get things for weddings, for pilgrimage to Mecca or to buy fabric for sewing school uniforms. There are shops that sell flowers, accessories for sewing, religious books, scarves, hats. The famous Hameediyah Restaurant, which serves a fantastic version of the beriyani rice dish is also located here.
The Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Built at the end of the 19th century by one of local history's famous personalities, the 'Hai Kee Chan' or Sea Remembrance Store had once served as the residence and office of Kapitan Cina Chung Keng Kwee. Though not a Baba himself, his Chinese courtyard house was much like a typical large Baba home of eclectic style, incorporating Chinese carved-wood panels and English floor tiles and Scottish ironworks. Having survived the many decades of neglect and decay, the mansion has now been restored to its former glory of a stately home.
Penang Ferry Service
Penang Ferry Service is the oldest ferry service in Malaysia. Operating since 1920, this famous ferry service connects Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal in Butterworth to Raja Tun Uda ferry terminal at Weld Quay in George Town in Penang Island.
Ryokan @ Muntri Street
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