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rhouse P.Ramlee's House

Situated along Jalan P. Ramlee (formerly Caunterhall Road), is the newly restored wooden house, to commemorate the late P.Ramlee, Malaysia'sforemost entertainer. Originally built in 1926 by his father and uncle, the house had previously undergone successive repairs before being taken over by the National Archives as an extension of its P.Ramlee Memorial project in Kuala Lumpur. The display within and outside the house features the main living areas and also the life history of the late singer, actor, composer and director. The various artifacts include his personal memorabilia related to his life in Penang and also items belonging to his family. Admission is free ~ Opening hours: 9.00am - 6 00pm ~ Closed on Mondays

Penang Bridge

The pride of malaysia, Penang Bridge is the third longest bridge in the world. Penang Bridge measures 13.5 km from seberang prai on the mainland to gelugor on Penang island itself. The portions on land measures 8.4 km. Built at a cost at about rm800 million and completed in 1985, the bridge is designed to withstand earthquakes of up to 7.5 on ritcher scale. The middle span has a 225m vertical clearance to allow ships with maximum mast-height of 30m to pass.

Penang Hill

This rendezvous, which is set 821m above sea level provides a panoramic view of the island from its peak. Going uphill via the funicular train itself an experience that one should not miss. The journey to the summit take 30 minutes. The first train up leaves the station at Air Itam at 6.30 am and every subsequent half an hour till end at 9.30 pm. A return fare costs RM4.00 for adults and RM2.00 for children.

Penang Museum and Art Gallery

This is undoubtedly the best place to pick up Interesting historical details of the island. Situated near the High Court at Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, the building started out as a school in 1821. The museum has old photographs, maps, charts and relics of the past, a showcase of the state's progress over the years. Visiting hours are between 9 am to 5 pm daily, except Fridays and the opening hours are between 9 am to 12.15 pm and 2.45 pm to 5 pm.

Pinang Cultural Center

Pinang Cultural Center operates 3 cultural tours daily (except fridays) from 9.30 am - 5.00 pm. The cultural tour, which lasts for 2 hours 30 minutes each, is a window to the malaysian culture. No 44-0-1, Jalan Hassan Abas, 11050 Teluk Bahang, Penang. Tel : 604-811 175 Fax : 604-812 449

University of Science Malaysia's (USM) Museum and Art Gallery

The museum houses a collection of artifacts on Malay and Nyonya cultures, textiles, prints, traditional jewelry and daggers (keris). One section is devoted to the performing arts. The art gallery has a fine collection of paintings. Opening Hours:10.00am - 5.00pm Mondays to Fridays (It closes from 12.15 - 2.45pm on Fridays) 1 0.00am 1.OOpm Saturdays Permission to visit should be obtained from the security guards at the main gate.

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