Revitalising Penang’s KOMTAR

With the launching of Visit Malaysia Year 2007, Penang hopes to attract 3 million tourist arrivals by end of this year. KOMTAR or Menara KOMTAR, which is the landmark of Penang and the famous icon of Georgetown, used to be a major tourist attraction in the 1980’s and 1990’s. However, KOMTAR has lost its shine in recent years due to growing competition from the newer modern shopping centers sprouting on Penang Island. Penang’s retail sector has since undergone 3 stages of changes from early 1980’s up to the new millennium.

KOMTAR needs a major facelift and a more urgent coordinated effort to revitalise the complex’s attractiveness as well as to stay competitive as the premier shopping center of Penang for both locals and tourists.

Related links on KOMTAR ; RM10 million facelift for KOMTAR; Still ‘uncompleted’ after all these years and Sale of shoplots made many millions .

More at update links - Upgrading work on KOMTAR soon and Not too late for Komtar.

Penang is synonymous with KOMTAR & Ferry service… both “converging” landmarks are in need of a major facelift !

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