The Customs Building or Malayan Railway Building was built in the 20th century. Completed in 1907, it was often called the "only railway station in the world without a railway". because passengers buying train tickets are transferred onto the railway ferry to cross the sea where they catch the train in Butterworth.
Address: China Street Ghaut, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
The newly refurbished Masjid Maqbul is located in Teluk Kumbar, Penang. Today, the 70-year-old mosque is able to accommodate over 2,000 worshippers at a time as compared to the mosque's previous capacity of 800 before the renovation.
Address: Jalan Kampung Masjid, Bayan Lepas, 11900, Penang, MALAYSIA
Money - changing is a highly competitive business and there are about 60 - 70 licensed money - changers in George Town alone ! George Town's money - changers are a close - knit Indian Muslim community with about a third of them originating from the same village in India. Ameer Hamsa's father started his own business in 1940; apart from money-changing, the shop's speaciality is also in dealing in antique coins and notes.
Address: M.S.K.M. Mohamed Haniffa Forex, 59, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Montana Dance and Art Centre offers three types of adult dance classes such as latin dance, fitness dance and street dance. For the kids, sign them up for kids latin salsa, kids zumba, kids K-Pop and kids hip hop.
Address: 723-F2, 2nd Floor, Yellow House, Vanda Business Park, Jalan Sg. Dua, Gelugor, 11700, Penang, MALAYSIA
Customers call me Mr. Goh Kah Kee
Five foot way were meant to protect pedestrians from the hot sun and rain. With the influx of immigrants, work increasingly became hard to find.
Many of the old and unemployed thus began using these corridors to set up small businesses instead. The Hokkiens began calling these ‘Goh Ka Ki’ or ‘Five Foot Way’ trades.
Address: Jalan Transfer, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
A good way to visit the museums in Penang at a discounted price. The Museum Adventure Pass, available from the Penang Tourist Centre located at the Penang Port Commission, is a sightseeing card offering special discounts at over 20 thematic museums in Penang including the Camera Museum, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Made in Penang Interactive Museum, Teddy Ville Museum Penang and more. Along with a museum trail guide, the museum adventure pass and guide introduces 20 must-visit current and upcoming museums in Penang that includes Colonial Penang Museum, Train Museum, Cheah Kongsi Interpretative Museum and more.
Image credits: Colonial Museum Penang
Address: Penang Tourist Centre Penang Port Commission (Ground Floor Arcade) Pesara King Edward, George Town, 10300, Penang, MALAYSIA
My Natural Crystal Gallery has one of Asia's largest private collection of natural crystal under one roof showcasing unique and exquisite pieces never seen before. The collection of over thousand pieces of natural exquisite crystals started over more than 10 years period.
Address: 15, Lorong Baru, George Town, 10400, Penang, MALAYSIA
Set up to promote, market and generate tourism for the Penang State in Malaysia, Penang Global Tourism is a tourism bureau which serves as a focal point for coordinating all tourism activities. PGT, as it is affectionately known, works closely with various key tourism industry players locally and abroad. PGT participates in overseas sales missions at world-renowned trade shows, and the exposure has contributed to Penang’s popularity as a destination, investment and home of choice for many from around the world.