Day: October 24, 2015

Penang Street Art (Napkins Cafe Mural)

Napkins Cafe Mural
Came across this mural near Kampung Kolam area, along Carnarvon Street in George Town. It belongs to the wall of the Napkins Cafe.

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Five Foot Way Heritage Facade

Five Foot Way Heritage Facade

The five foot ways of George Town heritage townhouses were commonly laid with vintage patterned ceramic tiles.

Dato Kramat Road Street View

Dato Kramat Road

Dato Kramat Road

Dato Kramat Road (or Jalan Dato Kramat) is a major road in Penang which starts from the area near Komtar all the way to the Ayer Itam district. The road was named after a small Muslim-Tamil settlement near Sungai Pinang in the 18th century before the arrival of Sir Francis Light. The settlement was likely led by a Dato Keramat, a Muslim ascetic of possibly Tamil origin.

Dato Kramat Road

Dato Kramat Road

Dato Kramat Road

Dato Kramat Road

Dato Koyah Road Street View

Dato Koyah Road

Dato Koyah Road or locally Jalan Dato Koyah, is a rather small road in the heart of George Town that can be accessed via Penang Road. The road was named after Syed Mustapha Idris (who was also known as Dato Koyah), a famous Malabari faith healer in George Town during the early 19th century.

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The intersection of Penang Road and Dato Koyah Road is marked by the closed and abandoned “Kayu Nasi Kandar” shop.

George Town Street View: Cintra Street

Cintra Street

Cintra Street

Cintra Street

Cintra Street is a road in George Town that connects both Kimberley Street and Chulia Street. Cintra apparently refers to the Portuguese word for “Port” and the street has its root traced back to early Eurasians who settled here. Back in the old days during the 19th century, the street was also known for its Japanese geisha establishments or the Karayuki-san.

There is also a steel rod art sculpture found along this street.

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