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Little India - Penang

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Address: Queen Street and Penang Street, Malaysia
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Vibrant taste of culture

We really enjoyed wandering about this part of town. From the tourist trinket shops to the Indian street food vendors and cafes, we felt we had a stepped into a bit of Malaysian... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed wandering about this part of town. From the tourist trinket shops to the Indian street food vendors and cafes, we felt we had a stepped into a bit of Malaysian Indian culture. With Indian pop music vibrating in the lane ways this is a short visit to add to your itinerary

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to buy there except for delicious street food. The samosas cooked in front of me were delicious and cheap. Do not be tempted by the peeled fruit if you come from a western country as there is a high risk of contamination to bodies that are not immune to certain germs. Beware that melon and watermelon can be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our walk through Little India. It was a treat to the senses with lots of beautiful things to hear, smell and taste! Make sure you have a bottle of water as it gets hot out there, and there's a lot to see and enjoy. Be sure to try the Penang Special Samosa. To die for!

Thank Janelle D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

An area which has been taken over by Indians, walk around and you can still see most of the buildings have been converted from Chinese design to typical Indian style. You can buy almost anything. The smell of spices is everywhere. Worth a visit as part of a tour.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

There is quite a bit in this area. Chulia St, Cannon St, Armenian St, Queen St & Chrws Jetty is also not far. Lots of places to eat, lots of places to shop, lots of street art & plenty of atmosphere. You can easily spend a few hours around here.

Thank 5035Michael
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

When you are in this place, must try the Nasi Dalca Rahim at Queen Street. This small stall was said has been established since 1948. Dalca is the name of the curry with lamb or mutton. One of the main ingredient is the Dal beans which has been split. Not to worry for non Asian tongue. The dalca from this... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Worth a visit especially with Deepavali round the corner. Real Indian ambience with its colourful decor and Bollywood songs. Tasty Indian food both vegetarian and non vegetarian worth trying.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Good for Indian people or if you looking for Indian staff Nothing special except you will feel you are in India If you have extra time you can visit

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Was walking through the area and saw the signs interesting shops making resizing rings jewellery on the street. Lots of Bollywood music playing added to the atmosphere. Wide variety of food available on the street.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We didn't stop off long here, for me the best part was seeing the marigold and flower decorations hanging at the front of the decoration shops. These are used in wedding ceremonies and apparently ate quite costly. The rest was just a jumble of plastic containers, washing products, DVD and CD shops blaring Indian music full blast, a few unopened... More 

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