Location & Surroundings


101 Jalan Macalister
10400 George Town, Penang

Tel: +60 (0) 4 226 0084
Fax: +60 (0) 4 226 8155


Reservations: rsvn.penang@glowhotels.com

General: info.penang@glowhotels.com

Sales: ssm.penang@glowhotels.com

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GLOW Penang is positioned for both business and leisure travellers, with easy access to Penang International Airport and the core zone of UNESCO accredited Georgetown. Located on Macalister Road and within walking distance to nearby shopping, eating and cultural areas, GLOW Penang is a perfect starting point for discovering historical Penang!


Close to the Hotel

Jalan Macalister

Macalister Road is one of the main thoroughfares radiating out of George Town, Penang. It was named after Colonel Norman Macalister. A confidante to Captain Francis Light, Colonel Macalister served as Governor of Penang from 1807 to 1811.

It starts at Magazine Circus, the six-point junction in front of present-day Komtar, and ends at Western Road (Jalan Utama).

From Komtar to Anson Road, traffic flows both ways. From Anson Road to Perak Road, it flows eastward. From Perak Road to Residency Road, it flows westward while from Residency Road to Western Road, it again flows eastward.

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Between Komtar and Anson Road

  1. Church of Our Lady of Sorrows
  2. Heng Ee Primary School
  3. King Edward VII Memorial Hospital
  4. Masjid Jamek Simpang Enam
  5. Menara UMNO
  6. Museum at Macalister
  7. Penang Hokkien Association
  8. Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall (Penang Philomatic Union)

Between Anson Road and Residency Road

  1. Baobab Tree
  2. Island Hospital
  3. Loh Guan Lye Specialist Centre
  4. Tropicana 218 Macalister (planned, as of Oct 2013)
  5. Wisma Getah
  6. Wisma Lister Garden
  7. YMCA Penang

Between Residency Road and Western Road

  1. Buddhist Tzu Chi Merit Society
  2. Che Hoon Khor Moral Uplifting Society
  3. DISTED College
  4. Sri Teratai
  5. St Christopher’s International School
  6. St George’s Girls’ School

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Coffee Shops along Macalister Road

  1. Hin Leong Coffee Shop
  2. Kiah Hong Coffee Garden
  3. Lam Heng Cafe (Sisters Char Koay Teow)
  4. Luk Yea Yan Vegetarian Restaurant
  5. Mahkota Padang (Yang Sheng Cafe)
  6. Pelita Nasi Kandar, Macalister Branch
  7. Pinang Delicious Food Court
  8. Restoran Xiang Peng Peng
  9. Sin Kim Sun Coffee Centre
  10. Sin Yin Nam Cafe
  11. Sri Moorthy Restaurant (nasi kandar)
  12. Yi Xiang Bak Kut Teh
  13. Yummy Cottage

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