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City Hall, Penang

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The Penang City Hall is a British-built, Edwardian-style building in George Town, Penang. Formerly the seat of the City Council of George Town, this building is currently the seat of the Penang Island City Council.Originally built in 1903 as the Municipal Office, the building was erected at a cost of $100,000 to relieve the demand for office space at the adjacent Penang Town Hall. The name "City Hall" dates from the grant of city status to George Town in 1957.Both buildings overlook the historic parade ground (the Padang) along Esplanade Road, and affords a panoramic view of the Esplanade. Across the street, a Cenotaph, built to commemorate the First World War dead, stands at the Esplanade facing the sea.ArchitectureBuilt in 1903 in the Edwardian Baroque style, the two-storey building has been listed as a national monument since 1982 under the Antiquities Act 1976. The building was renovated in 2004. Although the City Hall retains much of its original form, the original arcades or loggias on the ground floor have been enclosed with windows.HistoryThe City Hall was constructed in 1903 at a cost of $ 100,000. Originally called the "Municipal Office, Penang", it was built to relieve the demand for space in the adjacent Town Hall. With the official opening of the City Hall in 1906, the Town Hall took on a more social function.
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  • 這是一座英國建造,愛德華風格的建築。它比檳城鎮廳大。兩者都在大草場的前面。當你參觀鎮廳時,也參觀市政廳。鎮廳是黃色的,但市政廳是白色的。  more »
  •  Representative of the colonial architecture of the Georgetown City Hall.  The us from Cornwallis through the sea road. In the splendid building of the former offices of the East India Company, is currently used as City Hall. Were thinking thing we did not know that you can see inside and at the entrance to go inside I have seen questioning it. Tour is only the appearance!
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  • 檳城市政廳是一棟精緻典雅的白色巴洛克建築,位在喬治市濱海的大草坪前,與相鄰的黃色Town Hall並列,堪稱是檳城最具代表性的殖民時期建築。不管是晴空下或是夜晚點燈後的市政廳,一樣光彩奪目,是檳城不可錯過的景點。  more »
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  • Law dok nmpak trok tu mai habaq elok2
  • A good place to visit
  • Part of this was used in the movie Anna and the King.
  • A good place to sit & enjoy the sea breeze...U could have some meals at the food-court neatby.
  • Beautiful architecture