Historic Walking Areas in Penang Island

Top Historic Walking Areas in Penang Island, Malaysia

Historic Walking Areas in Penang Island

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  • Alfred C
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia7 contributions
    This street are full of shop selling tourist sourvenir, drinks and food. but dont let that distract you from appreciating the history behind this street. This street is attributed to the Armenian Family that contributed to the development of george town including E&O hotel that was part of the heritage. at the end of this street there was Two famous street art ( 1 bicycle and another one a boy trying to reach for a fruit which sadly gave way to development).
    Written 11 May 2022
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  • saronic
    Zurich, Switzerland22,318 contributions
    On my way to the Jubilee Clock Tower and Fort Cornwallis I walked through Beach Street (Lebuh Pantai), with a little stop at the basic Vietnamese restaurant 'Saigon Bowl'. The street is a bit wider than most in old George Town. Here can be found the 'Tourist Information Centre' at No 10, then plenty of interesting architecture.

    The street was one of the first to be planned after the founding of the town end of the 18th century. As the name implies it once followed the coast. In the meantime it is quite removed from the sea and to go to the Weld Quay behind the ferry terminals and clan jetties one even has to cross another street, named after Queen Victoria.

    The eldest of the stately buildings along Beach Street are in Victorian style and with neoclassical and Palladian influences. They are followed by the neobaroque Edwardian style like the Government Offices from 1907, which now house the Penang Islamic Council. Buildings from the 1930's are in the then fashionable Art Deco style.

    Since Beach Street was considered the commercial and financial hub of the town, many buildings housed banks like the Standard Chartered Building, the HSBC Bank Building (both in Art Deco) or the AMB Amro Bank, then Royal Bank of Scotland, now Bank of China, a neoclassical construction from 1905 by the architect Henry Alfred Neubronner as it says there on an information board about the 'German Heritage Trail' in Penang.
    Written 19 October 2020
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  • Durgashini Nair Selvaraj
    Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia106 contributions
    Karpal Singh Drive is a great place to hangout with friends and family. You can have a visit here, anytime. The place is usually crowded at night as there are many facilities provided here. You can also enjoy the beautiful scenery of Penang Bridge from here. It is breathtaking!
    Written 8 July 2021
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