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20 Attractions to Explore Near Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

Penang State Museum and Art Gallery
Penang State Museum and Art GalleryLebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

The Penang State Museum and Art Gallery is a museum and art gallery in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. The museum building used to house the Penang Free School in 1821–1927. The building was declared a heritage building under the 2005 Heritage Act. This museum is flourished with so many artifacts and also so many things that were a precious thing in the Malaysian history.

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St. George's Anglican Church
St. George's Anglican Church0.09 KMs away from Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

St. George's Church is a 19th-century Anglican church in the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. It is the oldest purpose built Anglican church in Southeast Asia. The church lies within the jurisdiction of the Upper North Archedeaconry of the Anglican Diocese of West Malaysia. It is now one of the tourist attraction in this area.

Goddess of Mercy Temple Penang
Goddess of Mercy Temple Penang0.22 KMs away from Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

The Goddess of Mercy Temple is a Chinese temple in the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. Situated at Pitt Street, it was first built in 1728, making it Penang's oldest Taoist temple. The temple is dedicated to the Taoist Goddess of Mercy, Guan Yin. However, the temple had been originally established for the worship of Mazu, a sea deity.

Sri Mahamariamman Temple
Sri Mahamariamman Temple0.37 KMs away from Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

It is also known as Mariamman Temple or Queen Street Indian Temple. Built in 1833, the Arulmigu Sri Mahamariamman Temple in George Town is the oldest Hindu temple in Penang, Malaysia, and features sculptures of gods and goddesses over its main entrance and facade. It is located at Queen Street, George Town.

City Hall
City Hall0.37 KMs away from Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

The City Hall is the local government headquarters in the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. Built by the British, it now serves as the seat of the Penang Island City Council and was previously the seat of the George Town City Council. The building is one of the attractions in Malaysia.

Protestant Cemetery
Protestant Cemetery0.62 KMs away from Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

The Old Protestant Cemetery, also known as Northam Road Cemetery, is a disused Christian cemetery in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. After more than a century of neglect, it is now listed as a Class 1 Heritage Site and is maintained by the Penang Heritage Trust. The cemetery lies in a grove of frangipani trees along Northam Road near the historic core of George Town, only metres away from the beachfront and a short walk from the Eastern & Oriental Hotel.

Penang Street Art
Penang Street Art0.66 KMs away from Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

A walk through various murals in the city of George Town, Penang.

Eng Chuan Tong Tan Kongsi
Eng Chuan Tong Tan Kongsi0.84 KMs away from Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

Eng Chuan Tong Tan Kongsi is a Hokkien clan house at Beach Street in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. It was founded in the early 19th century by a Tan family from the Fujian province of Zhangzhou in China. The building is a place of worship devoted to Chen Yuanguang, the founder of Zhangzhou, and his two deputies, Generals Fushun and Fusheng. It was also the ancestral temple of Tan clansmen for the purposes of cultural integration. Members of the Tan family worship their ancestors, Tan Guan Kong.

Gurney Drive
Gurney Drive2.54 KMs away from Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

Gurney Drive is a popular seafront promenade within George Town, Penang, Malaysia. The road is also famous for the street cuisine at the seafront's hawker center and has been listed as one of the 25 best streets worldwide to visit by the Australian travel magazine, The Traveler. In addition, Gurney Drive has become part of George Town's second Central Business District due to the mushrooming of skyscrapers and shopping malls.

Buddhist Temple Wat Buppharam
Buddhist Temple Wat Buppharam2.54 KMs away from Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

Wat Buppharam is a Thai temple in the Pulau Tikus suburb of George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Situated at Jalan Perak, the temple is the home to a renowned statue of Buddha, the "Lifting Buddha". The temple became a focal point for the annual Siamese Songkran and Loi Krathong festivals within the city suburb and for the city's yearly Buddha Day procession as well the Jathukarm-Ramathep-Ganesha blessing ceremonies.

Dhammikarama Burmese Temple
Dhammikarama Burmese Temple2.97 KMs away from Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

Dhammikarama Burmese Temple is a Burmese temple in the Pulau Tikus suburb of George Town of Penang in Malaysia. Situated in Burmah Road, the temple located close to Wat Chayamangkalaram. It is the sole and oldest Malaysian Burmese temple in the state. The temple also became a focal point for the annual Water, Songkran and Mid-Autumn festivals as well for Buddhist Lent and Candle Lighting Days within the city suburb.

Wat Chayamangkalaram
Wat Chayamangkalaram3.01 KMs away from Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

Wat Chayamangkalaram is a Thai temple in the Pulau Tikus suburb of George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Situated in Kelawei Road, the temple located close to the Dhammikarama Burmese Temple.[4] It is the oldest Malaysian Siamese temple in the state. The temple became a focal point for the annual Siamese Songkran and Loi Krathong festivals within the city suburb and for the city's yearly Buddha Day procession.

Gurney Wharf
Gurney Wharf3.07 KMs away from Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

Gurney Wharf is a proposed seafront park currently being reclaimed off Gurney Drive in George Town, Penang. Intended as a "new iconic waterfront destination for Penang", Phase 1 of Gurney Wharf is scheduled for completion by 2018. the 24.28-hectare seafront park will comprise four distinct recreational areas - a beach, a coastal grove, a water garden, and a seaside retail food and beverages area.

Church of the Immaculate Conception, Penang
Church of the Immaculate Conception, Penang3.55 KMs away from Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

Church of the Immaculate Conception is a church and parish located in Pulau Tikus, George Town, Penang, Malaysia. The church was founded in 1811 and is the second oldest church in the diocese after the Church of the Assumption. currently, the church serves about 5,000 Catholics residing around the north and north-east zone of Penang Island. It is one of the architectural wonders in Penang.

Mahindarama Buddhist Temple (Theravada)
Mahindarama Buddhist Temple (Theravada)3.70 KMs away from Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

Mahindarama Buddhist Temple is a Sri Lankan temple situated in Jalan Kampar of George Town of Penang in Malaysia. It is the sole and the oldest Malaysian Sri Lankans temple in the state which is also one of the few temples in Malaysia where the Buddha's relics are stored. The temple became a focal point for the Candle Lighting Day and the annual Wesak festival within the city suburb.

Ferry Terminal Butterworth
Ferry Terminal Butterworth4.03 KMs away from Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

The Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal is a ferry slip within Butterworth in Penang, Malaysia. This docking facility is used for Rapid Ferry services between Butterworth and the city of George Town on Penang Island. It is one of the beautiful places iin Penang.

Penang State Mosque
Penang State Mosque4.33 KMs away from Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

The Penang State Mosque or Masjid Negeri Pulau Pinang is a state mosque located at Jalan Masjid Negeri in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. The mosque was inspired by Brazilian Oscar Niemeyer's design of the Cathedral of Brasilia in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. Its architecture is an amalgamation of Western Modernist. The mosque was designed by the Filipino architect, Efren Brindez Paz.

City Park Penang
City Park Penang4.73 KMs away from Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

The City Park, also colloquially known as the Youth Park, is an urban park in the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. Located near the Penang Botanic Gardens, City Park was opened in 1972 as a recreational area and a green lung for the city's residents. it is one of the main tourist attractions in Malaysia.

Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, Penang
Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, Penang5.16 KMs away from Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

The Balathandayuthapani Temple, officially the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Kovil, better known as the Waterfall Hill Temple or "Thaneer Malai" by locals, is a temple complex located in George Town, Penang. The main deity of this temple is Murugan. Visitors need to climb 513 stairs to reach the temple. It is the focal point of the Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia, after the Batu Caves. The hilltop temple, with its seven-story 21.6m-tall gopuram, has been touted as the largest Lord Murugan

Penang Botanic Gardens
Penang Botanic Gardens5.64 KMs away from Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

The Penang Botanic Gardens, also known as the "Waterfall Gardens" because of the cascading waterfall nearby, is a public park situated on Jalan Air Terjun in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. The original gardens were established in 1884 from an old quarry site.

Penang Hill Lower Station
Penang Hill Lower Station6.93 KMs away from Penang State Museum and Art Gallery

The Penang Hill Railway is a one section funicular railway which climbs the Penang Hill from Air Itam, on the outskirts of the city of George Town in the Malaysian state of Penang. The railway first opened in 1923 as a two-section railway, and the system was overhauled in 2010. The total journey time can take between five and twenty minutes. The funicular train coach travels directly from the lower station to the top, but may stop at other intermediate stations upon request.