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Menara Komtar

"Very good place to enjoy a day at KOMTAR with lot of activities. Very well organized indoor parks with a good number of restaurants. Most attractive part is the Top of Komtar. It was truly amazing. The views were breath taking. You can enjoy the view with a sip of cocktails. Komtar glass bottom walk way was a thrilling experience."

The Komtar is important, because it's one of the shopping complexes in the centre of Georgetown. And from the Komtar you can visit every highlight of the island. It's you're starting point to discover Georgetown and the island of Penang.
Menara Komtar is still Penang's tallest building, a landmark in the city of Georgetown. When this skyscraper topped out, (reached full height during construction phase) it was the tallest building in Asia. It is located in the heart of Georgetown. The name of the building is in honour of the second Prime Minister of Malaysia, the late Tun Abdul Razak bin Hussein. Komtar means Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak ( KOMTAR).
The height of the building is 249m. It's a 65-storey complex, which consists of offices, shops, food-courts and most importantly the Penang central government's office.

At the top of Komtar Penang is the Rainbow Skywalk, a horseshoe-shaped, transparent glass bridge with the most exciting panoramic view of George Town and Penang, which extends to the neighbouring Kedah state. The Komtar Skywalk is one of the most favourite attractions in Penang. The Skywalk can be found on the 68th floor. You are at an altitude of 249 meters high above George Town. Look down and you will see streets, buildings and cars, which have been reduced to miniatures.
Coco Cabana, the highest restaurant in Penang, is located on this floor. If you want to dine here, you just have to make a reservation and you don't have to pay for the Rainbow Skywalk. You can use a cocktail or an Asian meal here.

The Observatory Deck is on the 65th floor and rotates 360 degrees with views over George Town and the island of Penang. Those who are not afraid of heights can even try the Gravityz, a 90-meter-long rope track and zip line along the outside of the building. This should be the highest rope course in the world.




For child-friendly entertainment, return to Komtar 3rd and 5th floors and enjoy attractions such as the 7D Discovery Motion Cinema, the Zombie Outbreak, the Jurassic Research Center, the Top Boutique Aquarium and the Tech Dome, which combines science with fun activities.

The aquarium is an interesting aquarium with around 100 fish species from Southeast Asia, South America and Africa. The aquarium has a Penang theme: all aquariums here are decorated, instead of using stones in the water, you see Penang tools and other items. For example, you see old shutters of a store, wooden boxes, an old sewing machine and water jugs. All this is surrounded by fish.
Stories are told at the weekend about mermaids - and you see girls dressed as mermaids - to involve children in the mysteries of the underwater world.






The Komtar Penang Tech Dome pavilion combines scientific research with practical examples. Children can play with different machines that explain the role of physics and they can immediately try out how things really work. Right in the center is a huge slide attraction, which is a real sensation for the children, but even visiting adults can learn something by viewing the exhibits. The Tech Dome closes earlier than most other attractions: at 6 p.m.

There are two tracks with bumper cars on this floor. You can bump into each other here: one for children with anxious mothers in tow, and one for the "big boys". Choose the one that best fits your age and bravery, and go for it: a simple, old-fashioned way to have some fun.



Miniature Penang - On the third floor is also a museum dedicated to the history of the island of Penang. Believe us, it's pretty interesting for what it has to offer. The idea is to portray Penang: a kind of very small houses and buildings. You see thumbnails of how the island and the province of Seberang Perai look from the air, all laid out with great detail and interactive explanation.

The Durian Museum - In addition to Miniature Penang is a nice museum dedicated to the Durian, the King of Fruits. You could easily shudder at the idea that such an attraction exists, but on the contrary, this museum is quite fun and interactive. It shows several giant plastic replicas of durians and other tropical fruit for fun selfies (you can also climb an inverted coconut tree), but there is also a lot of simple and well-explained information about the different types of durian, the origin of their names and their geographical Location.

7D Discovery Motion Theatre - You can try a 7D cinema in the Komtar. You must wear special 7D glasses and concentrate on the top of the movie theater, a dome-shaped roof on which the action is projected. The chair moves with the visuals, giving you the feeling of being lured directly to the action.

The Jurassic Research Center - This indoor and outdoor gallery is a hit with children, who like to see the mechanical replicas of their favorite dinosaurs move in a beautiful theme park. It is essentially a walk through different halls and open spaces, where the history and customs of dinosaurs are explained to children and adults.

Magical Mirrormaze - is a maze full of mirrors, where your perceptions are changed by the multiple mirrors. Finding the way out is not that easy. It is recommended that you walk with an arm stretched out in front of your face to prevent you from bumping into a wall that you did not know was really there and would take home a bump on your forehead.

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   Ben van Wijnen




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