Little India - Penang
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia5,659 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We were enjoying a ride around town on a Trishaw on a very hot day with a great rider.
He took us into Little India and it was interesting to experience it from our comfortable conveyance.
We had a good look around , saw some lovely clothes shops and visited a magnificent Temple.
A nice part of George Town to visit, on foot or on wheels.
Written 28 March 2024
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Vibrant part of the town that is well worth a visit. Lots of places to eat and shop. Some of the shops require you to take shoes off before entry. There are some jewellery shops which sell bangles at amazing prices. Be careful some of the streets have no pavements and there is a lot of traffic
Written 29 February 2024
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China19,564 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
George Town's Little India is a small but lovely enclave in its historic downtown. The part of Penang Street is full of colorful ethnic groceries and restaurants selling biryani and tandoori. A stroll around is an interesting experience.
Written 18 January 2024
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Richard V
Singapore, Singapore21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Great variety of shops and food. Friendly people. Lots of walking and difficult to drive in this area during peak hours but worth it. Definitely recommend if you are in the area.
Written 29 December 2023
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Ken W
80 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I was there during Deepavali and the place was really alive. Very colourful, and interesting within a small area of George Town
Written 20 November 2023
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lbyrne99
Dublin, Ireland351 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Had a lovely walk through here looking at beautiful saris in the shops . Very friendly shop keepers . Enjoyed seeing and smelling new things
Written 5 July 2023
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jacquitohc
Auckland Central, New Zealand1,438 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Little India: fascinating microcosm of India and Indian culture in Penang; bold, bright, colourful. Cafes, Sari & fabric stores, fresh flowers-sellers, ethnic jewelry (real-Gold or costume - bangles, earrings to die-for), temples & more - a feast for all senses, in iconic streets near the waterfront, jostling one another. (I have gait/walking challenges (stroke), wear a legbrace.) In Georgetown, the heart of UNESCO World Heritage site Penang, will visit again soon.
Written 29 June 2023
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland7,068 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The tall yellow structure has just been erected to form a gateway to the Indian district from Pengkalan Weld. Fabindia store nearby sells elegant cotton clothing for both women and men in sizes big enough for Westeners. Many other smaller shops sell cheap summer dresses in batik prints also in cotton and viscose.
Written 12 February 2023
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HANITHAA JEEVANDRAN @SEU338E
Penang Island, Malaysia83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
My eyes goes all round and big coming to this place, looking at all the Indian outfits, bangles and earrings. They sell quite reasonable depends on with shop you enter also and if your good at bargaining. The sweets shops and restaurant around the place is another level like you can get all kind of Indian cuisine that are so delicious.
Written 22 April 2021
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland28,622 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Today old George Town looks mainly like a Chinatown with some Malay and European touches, although there is quite a bit of Indian, especially in the very central part called 'Little China' in an approximately square area between Beach Street, Pitt Street, China Street and Chulia Street.

For once here can be seen more Indian than Chinese shops, mainly textiles, especially on Market Street, Penang Street, King Street and Queen Street. To wander in this area adds to the character of a cosmopolitan town and it is definitely recommended.

Little India is bordered to the south by Beach Street with the former commercial and financial centre of Georgetown and some interesting architecture from colonial times.

The Indians in Penang used to be called 'Keling' (as in 'Kapitan Keling Mosque'), derived from the Kalinga Empire on India's central east coast, but now slightly derogatory, or 'Chulia' (as in Chulia Street), derived from the Chola Empire, but here referring mainly to Tamil Muslims.
Written 14 October 2020
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