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Little India - Penang, Penang

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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. It 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 serve as main commercial and cultural activities of Penang Indians. The place becomes more lively during festival times like Deepavali, Christmas and ThaipusamLocationThe Penang's Little India located in the heart of Georgetown,the capital of Penang. It is in the centre of Penang Heritage Zone. Penang's Little India covered by 3 streets, which is: Chulia Street Queen Street Market StreetBut the Little India also can be expanded to the Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling and Church Street due to large number of Indian business over there.
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  • Little India is great for strolling and quiet. Each stall or shop sells something different and that makes it extra fun. The food is delicious and must in any case be tasted! Worth a closer look.
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  • It will take you less than a minute to realize that you have entered in India! Everything is so Indian out there, the people, the music, the stores, houses, everything represents India. You get to tas...  more »
  • Bright, Colourful and a must place to visit, Get a snack or meal, or drink, or pick up some sweets or some spices. Great choice of Indian clothes and jewellery I would imagine This place really does B...  more »

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