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The Famous Indian Enclave in Penang

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What other tourists are saying about the Indian enclave in Penang

“Don’t miss it if you’re in Penang”

We love India so we try to make it to every ‘Little India’ in any place we’re visiting.

This street is easily accessible, has lots of shops with the usual stuff – bangles, saris etc. and some great restaurants.

At night it’s lit up by lanterns and fairy lights and the atmosphere is fun. Well worth a look.

“Great banana leaf curry in Top One Cafe”

We were in search of a banana leaf curry as we hadn’t had one before and found this place recommended online.

It was just outside Little India at 67 Labuh Pantai and the atmosphere was pretty average.

However, the food was wonderful, the service was friendly and the bill was almost nothing. We paid 18RM for two meals and two drinks and we were both stuffed when we left.

Give it a try if you’re hankering some good, authentic curry!

“Colourful and interesting”

Definitely one of the better “Little India” experiences we’ve had, probably the best in Malaysia. We went right around lunch time when all the banana leaves were out so we got to try some of the local food.

It is busy, colourful, noisy and the aromas in the air give it a special feel. If you are going through Georgetown be sure not to miss it.

Visited February 2015

Source: Tripadvisor

About the Little India streets in Penang Island

Lebuh Pasar is the heart of George Town’s Little India. It intersects Lebuh Penang (aka Penang Street).

A distinct festive air hangs in these two streets as Bollywood music blares from VCD stores and five-foot ways are choked with mannequins draped in sarees and piles of cook-ware made of clay and aluminum. Hawkers do a roaring business selling all kinds of Indian fare.

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Lebuh Pasar, Georgetown.

Why visit Little India in Penang

Along Lebuh Pasar, you can get all the spices you need for Indian recipes.

Those with a sweet tooth should pop over to Thulasiraman which offers traditional sweets and savoury items such as mysorpak, laddu, raisin candy, omappodi, onion pakora and palgova.

Lebuh Penang is noted for its banana leaf restaurants, and is also home to an ayurvedic acupuncture centre and a Hindu astrologer.

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The famous Little India, Penang

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Nearby Attractions



Famous Streets


  • Pinang Peranakan Museum
  • Khoo Kongsi
  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
  • Old Protestant Cemetery
  • Clan Jetties
  • Kapitan Keling Mosque
  • Gurney Drive

Shopping areas

  • Gurney Plaza
  • Gurney Paragon
  • Queensbay Mall
  • Prangin Mall
  • First Avenue



  • The Camera Museum
  • Penang State Museum and Art Gallery


Map, Location and Driving Direction to Lebuh Pasar and Lebuh Penang

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