Timothy Tye's Travel Encyclopedia
Penang Island City Hall

Check Hotel Room Rates in Penang



Penang Island City HallPenang Island City Hall (1 May, 2015)



The Penang Island City Hall (GPS: 5.42213, 100.34139) or Dewan Bandaraya Pulau Pinang is a handsome Victorian-style building along Jalan Padang Kota Lama. It was formerly known as the City Hall of George Town (Dewan Bandaraya George Town), when George Town attained city status. Since 1 January, 2015, it houses the head office of the Penang Island City Council, and is known as the Penang Island City Hall or Dewan Bandaraya Pulau Pinang.

City Hall, George Town, PenangCity Hall, when George Town was part of the Municipality of Penang Island (17 April 2011)


The Penang Island City Hall was constructed in 1903, and opened in 1906, a few decades after the Town Hall, and was originally called the Municipal Offices building. It holds the distinction as being one of the first buildings in George Town, Penang, to be completely fitted with electric lights and fans. Pioneering the electrification of George Town was the company of August & Ludwig Huttenbach, the German brothers who formed the firm Huttenbach Brothers.

The City Hall building was originally called the Municipal Office, Penang. It was renamed City Hall when George Town was granted city status in 1957. It has continued to be known as City Hall, even when the local government was revamped in 1976. Today it is one of the buildings housing the Municipal Council of Penang Island or Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP). The whitewashed building forms an elegant backdrop to the Esplanade.

The City Hall of George TownThe City Hall of George Town (30 January, 2006)


City HallCity Hall (1 June, 2013)


The City Hall overlooks the historic parade ground at Padang Kota Lama, and affords a panoramic view of the Esplanade. Within a stone's throw from the City Hall is the Cenotaph, the First World War Memorial.

City Hall, PenangCity Hall, Penang (20 March, 2004)


City Hall, George TownCity Hall, George Town (20 March, 2004)

The City Hall of Penang Island is on the map of Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah

List of Historic Buildings in Penang and Historic Buildings in Malaysia



 Visiting Penang? Look for your hotel room over here!

You can look for and book your hotel room direct from this website. Simply click here or use the search box below. You can filter the results based on your requirement, everything from five star hotels to homestays and more.

 Latest Pages | Halaman Terkini

 List of 728 Streets in Penang

 List of 3435 Sights in Penang



 Penang Video Showcase


 Coming soon: Penang's own water theme park - see video!

 Take a cruise on the SuperStar Libra from Penang's Swettenham Pier!- see video!

All about me

Thank you for visiting my travel encyclopedia. I started it in 2003, and today it has over twenty thousand pages, all written by me. My name is , you can call me Tim. I am a full-time website author writing only my own website, to describe things and places I am curious about. To know more about me, go to www.timothytye.com I have been living at home writing my websites full time since 2007. I describe my alternative lifestyle in my Happy Jobless Guy website.

As a Christian, I hope that through this website, I am able to deliver God's Good News to people all over the world.

If you wish to contact me, please submit the contact form. Thanks again, don't forget to follow me on Facebook!













Copyright © 2003-2017 Timothy Tye. All Rights Reserved.