Old Penang Guest House
Updated: Dec2012
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Old Penang Guesthouse
is a heritage guesthouse that combines the charm of Penang's yesteryears with modern amenities. Conveniently located in the heart of Georgetown, Penang, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Surrounded by antique and bric-a-brac shops, it is only a stroll away from Penang's historical landmarks. Old Penang Guesthouse offers amazing value for travelers who are seeking a comfortable and unforgettable heritage stay on a budget.

Old Penang Guesthouse is a beautifully restored pre-war building in the historic city of Penang, Malaysia and still retains much of its old world charm. It is believed to have been constructed more than 80 years ago. 
It is especially important as an example of a very early shop house prototype. From the original mosaic-tiled flooring, intricate artwork, inner courtyard and to wooden shuttered windows, every aspect echoes the history of the region, and offers a beguiling journey through this enchanting heritage.

It is one of the best accommodations available for travellers who are seeking a budget heritage stay. The design integrates old with new, modern with historic, ensuring that the total experience is one that is authentic, honouring the past while bringing every modern convenience to bear.

All our rooms are air-conditioned, spacious, clean and thoughtfully furnished with modern day amenities. The rooms are fitted with authentic antique lamps, mirror and decorated with picture by renowned local artist.
The ground floor has a spacious lounge area with central courtyards which captures sunlight trhoughout the day. You can watch a movie, surf internet, dive into book or enjoy a well deserved tea break.
Facilities and service
     Air-Conditioning in all rooms
     Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
     Breakfast included
     Towels provided
     Satellite TV and DVD's
     Security Lockers for rent
     Powerful Hot water shower
     High quality spring mattress with linens and duvets
     Inner courtyards for relax and enjoy tea break
     Laundry service
     Luggage storage
     Travel information and tour desk
     24 hours reception
Room Rates
     Single Room - RM50

     Twin Room - RM75
     Double Room - RM75
     Double Ensuite - RM95
     Triple Room - RM105
     Female Dorm - RM28
     Mixed Dorm - RM25

Check-in after 2 pm - Check-out at 12 noon
All rates include breakfast. Linen and bath towel are provided.
Rates subject to change without prior notice.
Old Penang Guesthouse is strategically located at the centre of Georgetown, World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2008. Situated along Love Lane, one of the oldest street in Penang. It is near to famous Lebuh Chulia where many restaurants, bookshops, internet cafes are located. It is walking distance to many tourist attraction and heritage site.

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Contact Us
Old Penang Guesthouse
No.53, Love Lane,
10200 Georgetown,
Penang, Malaysia.
Tel: +604 2638805
Email: oldpenang@gmail.com
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Home of Peace
Home of Peace is a safe haven for young girls which places special emphasis on education and the girls realizing their full potential.  They are always looking for volunteers to help with homework and tutoring.  Volunteers can work with older girls (ages 12-16) any day of the week in the afternoons from 4:30-6:00pm and with younger girls (7-9 years old) in home school from 10:00-1:00pm.  The girls would also love to do craft activities and receive piano or music lessons, so if you can help out, please let them know.  They are also in need of administrative support.
Contact Justine Morais  jnissi60@gmail.com

Riding for the disabled
Help disabled and handicapped children use horse riding as a part of their therapy to change disability to ability. Equine assisted therapy is used to achieve learning and stimulates physical, mental, social and educational progress.  Volunteers are needed to help children prepare for the ride, prepare the horses for the ride, lead horses and provide emotional support to the children. Volunteers are also needed to help with administrative duties in the main office. Sessions are held in the morning at three locations; 

Bukit Kiara Club, Damansara
Tues & Thurs, 9.30 – 11.30am
Call: Ms Zuraidah Omar tel: 019-2108127 
E-mail: zuraidahomar@hotmail.com

Selangor Polo Club, off Jalan Ampang Hilir, Ampang
Tues, Wed & Thursday 10am – 12noon
Contact: Karyn Stewart tel: 016-6162945 
E-mail: karynstewart@hotmail.co.uk

Royal Selangor Turf Club, nr Mines Resort City
Tues, Wed & Thurs, 10am – 12noon
Contact: Cheryl Victor  
E-mail: equestrian@selangorturfclub.com
Tel + 6 03-90502346

Stepping Stones
Stepping Stones is a children’s home in Taman Seputeh (near Mid-Valley).  ABWM members tutor a small group of boys on a Tuesday 09.30 - 11.30.  Some of them do not currently have access to regular schooling and volunteers are needed to help with basic Maths, Science and English. Lessons do not need to be prepared in advance; just show up and help with homework. During holidays more recreational activities are organized.
Call Monica Maclean: 017 609 6087

Opened as Malaysia’s first refuge, the Women's Aid Organisation (WAO) offers shelter and counseling to battered women and their children.  Volunteers are needed to help with informal English classes. In the past volunteers have played scrabble, conducted treasure hunts, watched English movies with the women or just had a chat

Women's Aid Organisation (WAO)
P.O.Box 493, Jalan Sultan
46760 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603 7957 5636 / +603 7957 0636
E-mail: wao@po.jaring.my/ wao.general@yahoo.com.my

WAO also runs a child care centre for about 15 children where volunteers are needed to do art and craft and activities through play with the children in the mornings (9-11am) or afternoons (2-4pm).
Website: www.wao.org.my

National Stroke Association of Malaysia
National Stroke Association of Malaysia is a charity dedicated to therapy and activities to help stroke patients recover and return to a full life.  There are centres in PJ and Ampang, running two sessions a day Monday-Friday, 10-12 and 2-4pm. There are many different ways to contribute, but individuals with a physio, speech therapy or nursing backgrounds are especially valued in the rehabilitation process.  In addition, there is also a need for helpers to chaperone on excursions and to get involved in fundraising activities. 
Contact:  03-7956 4840 (PJ centre) or 03-4256 1234 (Ampang centre)
Website: www.nasam.org

RC Deaf Missions
RC Deaf Missions Malaysia is an organisation that aims to promote the diverse talents of deaf persons though arts and crafts.  It provides sign language training and career opportunities to deaf persons and it aims to educate and to advocate for the deaf community in issues such as employment and community awareness.  
Contact: Agnes Peter, RC Deaf Missions at 019-261-9920
Website: www.rcdeafmissionsmalaysia.com

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
UNHCR helps to run various community and education programmes to assist the needs of refugees and asylum seekers.   Help is needed to teach English and skills such as computer, crafts and music. There are opportunities to work at an adult centre in Cheras and the youth in various centres in Cheras and Pudu, and to provide support to asylum seekers at a detention centre.

Volunteer Section
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
570, Jalan Bukit Petaling
50460 Kuala Lumpur
 Tel: 603 2141 1322
Fax: 603 2141 1780
Email: mlslu@unhcr.org

Malaysia Association of the Blind (MAB)
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Contact: Ramdas Nayar, MAB at 03-2272-2677

Beautiful Gate
Beautiful Gate is charity which helps young disabled adults to acquire vocational skills. Volunteers are needed to teach English as a second language in a relaxed and informal setting. They also organise art and games activities and various outings.  Contact Pastor Sia Siew Chin, 03 7873 6579 or 019-219-8440

SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
The SPCA runs a shelter for dogs and cats and needs volunteers to help with feeding, cleaning, taking dogs out for a walk and other general animal care.  Volunteers are welcome 7 days a week anytime between 9:00 and 4:00, although mornings are generally the busiest time. 
Call 03-4256-5312   
Website:   www.spca.org.my

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