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Penang World Heritage Site :: Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Penang World Heritage Site :: Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Address: 10 Farquhar Street, 10200 Penang, Malaysia. Eastern & Oriental Hotel or E&O Hotel is oldest hotel in Penang, established in 1885 by Armenian Hoteliers, the Sarkies Brothers. (Also the founder of Raffles Hotel in Singapore). Situated in the magnificent seafront, the main building facade is preserved with its 1920s echo dome and old Otis […]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Cathay Hotel

Penang World Heritage Site :: Cathay Hotel

Address: 15 lebuh leith, 10200 Georgetown, Penang. This is mid-range budget hotel in an old whitewashed colonial-era Chinese mansion. Stepping inside is like walking into the past, with many of the building’s original features having been preserved, including the tiled floors, open air courtyard and carved woodwork. In 2002, “The Touch” starring Malaysian ex-Bond girl […]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Convent Light Street

Penang World Heritage Site :: Convent Light Street

The Convent Light Street, or Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus, a girls’ school established by a French Sisters’ Mission in 1852. Within the walled complex is one of the oldest buildings in George Town, the bungalow of Francis Light which dates back to around 1793. As the seat of the Penang Government in the […]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Supreme Court Buildings

Penang World Heritage Site :: Supreme Court Buildings

Address: Lebuh Farquhar, Georgetown. Penang Supreme Court Building is another magnificient neo-Palladin architecture built in 1903 to replace the original courthouse which was constructed on the same site in 1809. It located on a land plot that intersects Lebuh Light, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling and Lebuh Farquhar. It currently houses the Penang High Court. The […]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: City Hall Building

Penang World Heritage Site :: City Hall Building

The City Hall of Penang is a fine example of admirable British Colonial architecture that still exists in Malaysia. A typical British Palladian architectural style building built in 1903, Old City Hall has been listed since 1982 as a national monument under the Antiquities Act 1976. Currently, it houses the Municipal Council of Penang Island. […]

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Penang World Haritage Site :: Town Hall

Penang World Haritage Site :: Town Hall

The Old Town Hall was the oldest Municipal Building in Penang and its foundation was first laid on 1st January 1879 by Lt. Governor Sir Archibald Edward Harbord Anson. Located at Lot No. 70, Section 19, Georgetown, North-East District, Penang Island, the building occupies a land area of 70,711 square feet along Jalan Padang Kota […]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Central Fire Station

Penang World Heritage Site :: Central Fire Station

Central Fire Station The Central Fire Station on Chulia Street is a splendid example of early 20th century civic architecture. When this firehouse opened in 1909, it was only one of two in the city dedicated to fire-fighting. Before that date, policemen were the only paid force on call to put out fires. The police […]

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