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Penang State Assembly Building






Penang State Assembly BuildingPenang State Assembly Building (25 October, 2014)



The Penang State Assembly Building (GPS: 5.41936, 100.34312), or Dewan Undangan Negeri Pulau Pinang, is a public building built in the Anglo-Indian classical style along Light Street.

It used to be the Recorder's Courts and Magistrate's Courts, and formed part of the Central Police Station. At that time, all criminal court cases were heard at the Police Court, which was housed there. The Penang State Assembly Building was built in the early 19th Century, and renovated in 1874. An administrative block, now the Immigration Building, was added in 1890.

Penang State Assembly BuildingPenang State Assembly Building (4 June, 2006)


Dewan Undangan Negeri Pulau PinangDewan Undangan Negeri Pulau Pinang (4 June, 2006)

What to see and do there

The State Assembly Building is not open to the public. You can just view it from the roadside.

Penang State EmblemPenang State Emblem (4 June, 2006)


Penang State Assembly Building at nightPenang State Assembly Building at night (31 December, 2003)


Getting there

From the Weld Quay Ferry & Bus Terminal, use the pedestrian bridge to cross Pengkalan Weld. Walk along Pengkalan Weld, through Pesara King Edward to the roundabout. The State Assembly Building is located on the left side of Lebuh Light, immediately after the roundabout.

The State Assembly Building is on the map of Light Street

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