The Straits Eclectic is an architectural style with heavy influence from the The Peranakan Cina, or also known as the Straits Chinese. This architectural style was very popular in the early 20th century in Penang and most town houses in George Town employed such style. This style also incorporated some Western architectural styles and normally includes plaster renderings of floral art and mythical figures on the facade of the building.
An evening glimpse of Bangkok Lane.
One of the old townhouses found here was named Argus House which also houses the production of first independent newspaper in Penang. The street is named after this.