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Do & See
The city’s landmarks range from the colonial-era Fort Cornwallis and the 60-foot Clock Tower on the waterfront Esplanade to the mighty Komtar Tower, and Georgetown has a fabulous choice of places to eat drink and shop. Batu Feringgi, northwest of Georgetown, was Malaysia’s first international resort area. With fine sand, accommodation to suit all budgets, nightlife, watersports and good shopping, it remains one of the region’s most popular and best-equipped beach destinations. Penang Bridge, the island’s road link to the mainland, was completed in 1988. Stretching 13.5 km (8.5 miles) from Gelugor on Penang to Seberang Prai, it is the longest bridge in South East Asia and is currently claimed to be the third longest bridge in the world.
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Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

Cheong Fatt Tze was one of the wealthiest merchants of the 19th century. Penag Straits Settlement imported artisans from China to build this opulent 38-room mansion. With its five courtyards, carved woodwork, Gothic louvred windows and cast iron, the mansion is a fascinating fusion of East and West. The building was restored at a cost of 7.6 million ringgit and is crammed with sculptures, antique furniture and tapestries, and is now a unique boutique hotel. It is also open for non-residents for guided tours.
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Sri Mariamman Temple

The dazzlingly colourful Sri Mariamman Temple is the cultural and religious hub of Georgetown’s ‘Little India’ quarter, home to immigrants from the sub-continent for more than a century. Encrusted with garishly painted statues of deities, demons and mythical creatures, the Sri Mariamman is the oldest of the city’s Hindu temples and is still in daily use. Within is a valuable statue of the Hindu deity Lord Subramaniam, lavishly embellished with gold and precious stones.
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