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komtar-shopping-plazaOne of the tallest building in Penang, Komtar or also known as Komplexs Tunku Abdul Rahman is located in the heart of Penang. When the skyscraper topped out it was the second tallest building in Asia after Sunshine 60 in Tokyo. Komtar was still Malaysia’s tallest building for 3 years before it was surpassed by Menara Maybank in Kuala Lumpur in 1988. Komtar was the premier shopping destination on Penang Island, and home to all the upmarket retail outlets. It was the pride of Penang before it lost its market due to competition of other shopping malls built in Penang. Although, it still one of the must see places in Penang. The ICT Digital Mall opened at Komtar  is of the best attractions and lifesaver to the IT geeks in Penang.

Ayer Itam Assam Laksa

LaksaFive minutes from the Kek Lok Si temple and situated right behind the Ayer Itam wet market, is undoubtedly Penang’s famous Laksa stall or also known as Famous Ayer Itam Assam Laksa. Laksa is actually rice thick rice noodles together with fresh vegetables (pineapples slices, cucumber slices, mint leaves, onions inside a spicy and sour mackerel based soup together with a dollop of shrimp paste. The patron of the stall which has been operating since past decades offers a nice steaming bowl of laksa for an affordable price. The stall is open from the afternoon  till midnight.Word of Advice, Try to eat-in if possible because takeaway is not recommended. If you need do to so, then by all means separate the soup from the noodles.