Komtar Dominates The City's Skyline

                                    Photo: Komtar dominates the city's skyline


Located on Penang Road, KOMTAR (Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak), a prominent Penang landmark, houses the local government departments, commercial offices, departmental stores, shops and restaurants. Fast food chains such as Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald's are found here in Komtar too. Its 65-storey tower dominates the city's skyline and tourist will be able to do their shopping for gifts and souvenirs in this complex. A tourist information centre can also be found in here.


This well known place of interest in Penang also contains theatres, squash courts and a geodesic dome which serves as a multipurpose hall. The 55th floor offers a panoramic view of the city and on clear days, the distant Gunung Jerai or Kedah Peak in Kedah is visible on the mainland. During the weekends, this place is packed with shoppers and tourists. Located next to Komtar is Prangin Mall which is also another huge shopping complex.




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