This handsome ensemble of buildings with Greek porticos dated from the mid-19th century, and formerly served as the Police Courts."
Georgetown city has plenty of historical landmarks. Just across Lebuh Light from Fort Cornwallis is the Penang State Assembly (Dewan Undangan Negeri) building. With tall white columns gracing the front, reminiscent of classic Greek architecture, this building is one of the more formal, though handsome colonial imprint on Penang's architectural panorama.
This stately structure, a stone throw's away from the Esplanade (Padang Kota) is a treat to the eyes and part of the informal itinerary for those enjoying a stroll in the area. The State Assembly building is also part of the Penang Heritage Tour's historical sites itinerary.
Those enjoying the glimpse of historical sites in the area, can take a break and treat themselves to a cooling drink or snack at the nearby Esplanade hawker centre. You can get the best of Penang's dishes and specialities here including char kuey teow and nasi kandar.
The State Assembly building dates back to the early 1800's. The building once served as the Police Central Police Station. An addition was built to the original building structure in 1890.
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Penang Tourist Centre
Penang Port Commission Building
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Pesara King Edward
10300 Pulau Pinang
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Last viewed - June 20, 2013
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