Armenian Street

Armenian Street, George Town: Address, Phone Number, Armenian Street Reviews: 4.5/5

Armenian Street
4.5
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inascully
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia598 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
Litterbugs anywhere. I cannot believe such a historic place can be ugly with rubbish left & thrown by idiots. Though dustbins are hard to find, why don't they just hold on to them? It is an embarrassment to Malaysians that keeping a beautiful place clean is the most difficult thing to do. Other than that, the authority should remind the owners of the buildings to maintain the cleanliness or at least, do some repainting. More dustbins, please.
Written 21 December 2021
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megatfarish
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia49 contributions
Dec 2021
Not many are opened maybe due to Covid restriction but the historical piece are great mention around the property
Written 11 December 2021
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Gaurav
Lucknow, India78 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
A highly recommended walkway and pleasure time. Beautiful Wall art makes up your mood.just walking distance to city center.
Written 9 December 2021
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Eleanor
8 contributions
Mar 2021
This is a pedestrian strip between Beach St. and Acheh St. The heavy presence of Straits Chinese and architecture of colonial days makes us question: Is this Chinese or Armenian ?
Written 5 April 2021
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Terry
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions
Oct 2020
We were staying one street back from this one, so passed by it each day. Every time, there was something interesting to see. Lots of little cute shops. Priced for tourist mainly but there are some spots for just locals as well. Friendly and safe. Just watch for the bikes!
Written 1 December 2020
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Cyric Tan
Malaysia3 contributions
Aug 2020
what i like the most it the heritage building, and also those wall art and also the structure of those building are so well maintain. Keep it up guys !!
Written 3 November 2020
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland21,131 contributions
Nov 2019
One of the most interesting and attractive streets of George Town is the not very wide, now pedetrianised Lebuh Armenian between Beach Street and Acheh Street. On both sides there are typical houses of colonial days, mainly built and owned by Straits Chinese. The name 'Armenian Street' dates from the early 19th century, when there was a small, but influential community of Armenians living here that had come from Persia.

The Armenians had their own church and they were mostly merchants. Most famous are the Sarkies brothers, whose name is connected with the Eastern&Oriental Hotel in George Town, the Raffles Hotel in Singapore and the Strand Hotel in Yangon/Rangoon. By the late 1930's the Armenians had almost all left for Singapore and Hong Kong.

Today the street, popular with tourists, is known besides the traditional architecture of its houses for the street art, for the several souvenir shops and cafés, even a Swiss one called 'Edelweiss'. At No 8 is the entrance to Cheah Kongsi Clan House, at No 57 the Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple, dedicated to the God of Prosperity, then at No the Sun Yat-Sen Museum, dedicated to the first president of the Republic of China, who lived here in 1910, and at the end, at No 128 by the Armenian Park, is the Syed Al-Attas Mansion, under restoration, when I visited.
Written 6 October 2020
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shireen_murphy1103
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia9 contributions
Sep 2020
Infamous street for street art and also their artisan shops where you can find small trinkets and souveniors to bring home. Nice place to just walk about and explore the small lanes and streets. Loads of small coffee places and iconic temples on the way
Written 26 September 2020
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nazrul
Miri, Malaysia648 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
It is a place for a leisure scroll while checking out the arts on the wall. Very creative and interesting. Less people these days during RMCO.
Written 19 September 2020
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chrisjavassal
Pulau Redang, Malaysia421 contributions
Jun 2020
Definitely a must try and do when in Georgetown. Small street with plenty of souvenirs shops all around mostly for tourists and locals. Decent prices. This is in this street where is located the famous bike wall paint which became years after year the Icon of Penang
Written 13 September 2020
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