||Jalan Penang, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Komtar Complex is located in the city centre - Georgetown, in Penang, Malaysia. Komtar
Complex is once the tallest building that dominates the skyline in Malaysia until the
construction of Menara Maybank in the state capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur in the
year of 1998.
Komtar is a multipurpose complex and acts as an important role to the citizens of Penang.
It consists of transportation hub, administrative offices and not to mention multiple
retail outlets. Once the construction of Komtar complex is completed, it dominates the
shopping field and is the premier shopping destination for locals as well as tourists.
One of the main transportation hubs in Penang is the KOMTAR Bus Terminal. All the bus
routes in Penang embark from this very place. There is a nearby mall namely the
Pragin Mall. What interesting with both of these malls is that there is a sky bridge
that connects both mall and so you can walk to the other mall when you're done with
one. It is definitely a dream for all shopaholics, no?
Besides shopping in Komtar Complex, you can have a clearer view from the top of the complex on the
amazing Penang Bridge and Butterworth mainland. The view is just breathtaking
and spectacular. Other than clothes and goods offered in the complex, restaurants
and food courts are available in the complex too. However, most fast food
restaurants including McDonalds, Pizza Hut and KFC as well as local restaurants
are to be seen on the ground floor. There are more shopping complex around such
as Queensbay Mall(the largest mall in Penang), Pragin Mall and Gurney Plaza<
Other then shopping, there are a lot to see in Penang. In Georgetown itself,
there are many attractions offered. They include the historical Fort Cornwallis,
the unique Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, the famous Kek Lok Si Temple and Kuan Yin
Temple, the untouched Penang Hill and many more.
Last but not least, it is a must to dine and taste the local delicacies of Penang.
The best place to go for food is none other than the Gurney Drive which located near
to Gurney Plaza. There are many delicious local hawker food including the world's
famous Penang Assam Laksa, Rojak, Hokkien mee and etc. Thus, if you decided to
spend a few nights in this little Island, the best place for your accommodation
is in Georgetown as it is close to most of the places of attractions. Pupolar
Hotels around that area are G Hotel, E&O Hotel, Cititel Penang Bayview Hotel,
just to name a few.
It is easy to reach Komtar. You can hail a taxi, take a trishaw ride, rent a
car or even embark on public buses. You can catch any buses in order to reach the
complex as most buses reach Georgetown via Komtar.