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Little India - Penang, George Town

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Covering an area around Queen Street, Chulia Street and Market Street, Little India (Tamil: குட்டி இந்தியா) in the city of George Town in Malaysia, is an ethnic Indian enclave. The oldest Hindu temple in Penang, Sri Mahamariamman Temple is located here. This area bears many similarities to market streets in Chennai, Mumbai or Delhi. Its location at the centre of Penang Heritage Zone and nearby Penang's main finance centre, Beach Street make it one of the most famous and notable shopping spot in Penang among local and tourist. Little India is also famous for Malaysian Indian cuisine. It also serves as main commercial and cultural activities of Penang Indians.

The place becomes more lively during festival times like Deepavali, Christmas and Thaipusam.

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  • 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...  more »
  • We entered along Queen Street and stopped by the temple first. Really good to see and a bustling area. There are some really lovely food stalls, especially the samosa stand, half way along the street.  more »

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