Chulia Street

Chulia Street, George Town: Address, Chulia Street Reviews: 4/5

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Eleanor
8 contributions
Backpacking street
Mar 2021
This place needs fresh injection of life. The streets are empty. No backpackers as they are the life blood of the businesses in this street. People drive crazy and you might get hit by vehicles here.
Written 5 April 2021
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland18,848 contributions
a central street of George Town
Nov 2019
Hardly anybody visiting George Town will miss Chulia Street, the probably most central street of all. Especially popular are strolls in the evening hours, when many stalls suddenly appear selling hawker food, the time also when the street gets especially lively. On top Chulia Street and Love Lane, which branches off to the north from it, are the preferred area for backpackers because of the many cheap hostels here.

Historically it is one of the oldest streets, marking the southern boundary of the town founded by Captain Francis Light. It now goes from Weld Quay all the way to Jalan Penang, thus it is also one of the longest streets in George Town. Close to the coast it is called 'Gat Lebu Chulia', with 'Gat' being derived from the Hindi word 'Ghat', meaning here steps to a body of water.

After crossing Beach Street (Lebuh Pantai) it becomes 'Lebuh Chulia' until Pitt Street. In this stretch it is a part of 'Little India'. After Pitt Street (Jalan Masjid Kapitan Kenting) the street becomes wider and is now called 'Jalan Chulia'.

In the days of Captain Francis Light it was the 'Malabar Street', but with the influx of many Tamil Muslims to this area the name was changed to 'Chulia', which is what these people were called here, derived from the South Indian Chola Empire, which though was Hindu by religion.

A conspicuous building in this street is the red and white 'Central Fire Station' from 1908.
Written 15 October 2020
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Shuddho G
Kolkata (Calcutta), India798 contributions
Party Zone
Feb 2020
By day this place is just like any other part of Penang but the transformation happens in the evening with food stalls and beer bars jostling for space and your attention.Just the place to be in.
Written 30 September 2020
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Lian Tiong G
Subang Jaya, Malaysia3,572 contributions
Good Street Food
Aug 2020 • Family
A short walk from our hotel to Chulia Strret to look for Penang street/hawker food for our dinner. Vibrant night street with many hawker food. Went to a lane lined with many tables and surrounding hawkers. Crowded even though SOP on social distance and contact tracking still apply. We manage to get a table any how. We had Sotong Kangkong, Lo Bah, Char Kway Tiow, Wan Tan Mee and Satay. Go with the food is Liang Teh. Good genuine Penang Street Food. Cheers.
Written 20 August 2020
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Harrison F. Carter
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia9,501 contributions
Lively and energetic
Aug 2020
Most walks, most days, involved a walk along here, en route to somewhere. It's a lively one and worth a wander to see some of the interesting buildings and locations...
Written 15 August 2020
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Shazza
10 contributions
Interesting look at time gone by
Jul 2020
This street still has many of the old shophouses, and one can get a glimpse of Penang of yesteryear.
Written 7 July 2020
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OOISIANGLUN@SEU338E
123 contributions
Chulia Street
Feb 2020
Chulia street is one of the oldest roads in the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. At night time, there are many food and drink at the Chulia Street Night Hawker Stalls
Written 12 June 2020
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Ng Kherh Xing@SEU338E
114 contributions
Spot for food
Nov 2019
The street has various Penang local food like char kuey teow, tong shui, satay and so on. The price is a bit high because it is also considered as a tourist spot. But the food is very localize and typical Penang style. The place is worth to be visited and try to taste the food.
Written 12 June 2020
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LorTingWei@SEU338E
Penang Island, Malaysia102 contributions
Chulia Street Food Hunting
Mar 2020
There is a lot of local Penang's foods can be found in this street.
Some of my favourite foods in this street are Lok Lok, Lor Bak, Chee Cheong Fun and Hokkien Mee.
I feel that it is a good way to enjoy and take in the full live of this neighborhood to escape from some work stress (adults) and assignment (students).
Written 16 April 2020
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Sally T
Albuquerque, NM4,688 contributions
Huzzle and Buzzle!
Mar 2020
One of the major streets of Georgetown which is close to markets, shops, restaurants and the full street live of central Georgetown. This area offers some for every taste. upscale new places, old original market halls, renovated bars, accommodation and cafes. A good way to enjoy and take in the full live of this neighborhood. You can keep coming to this part of town and never get bored!
Written 3 March 2020
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