Komtar’s Hidden Gems

By Andrea Filmer

May 2016 FEATURE
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Away from the offices and shops are some curious – and fascinating – nooks.At its most basic level, Komtar is the administrative heart of Penang’s state and local governments. While the 65-storey (soon to be more) tower is recognisable to all, only a few know it well. Penang Monthly peers into three hidden spots in the state’s famous monument.An Icon of GlamourIt was 1985, and the construction of the Komtar urban renewal project had been underway for over a decade....

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Andrea Filmer

is a freelance journalist who has lived in the US and Australia but, for reasons unknown to herself, finds it impossible to call anywhere but Penang home.