Day: January 3, 2016

Penang Street Art (The Paris-Penang Mural)

The France-Penang Mural

The France-Penang Mural

The France-Penang Mural

This 20 meter art mural at Alliance Française de Penang was created by local Malaysian artist Elan Hasyim and it was painted in a way to portray the relation between the two cities, Paris and Penang.

It can be found on the wall of the building of The Alliance Française de Penang (a French learning center), which is located right at the corner of Jalan Phuah Hin Leong, George Town:

The Alliance Française de Penang Building

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Phuah Hin Leong Road Street View

Phuah Hin Leong Road

Phuah Hin Leong Road

Phuah Hin Leong Road

Phuah Hin Leong Road

Jalan Phuah Hin Leong or Phuah Hin Leong Road is a street that is linked from Burmah Road to Irrawaddy Road in George Town. The road was named after a Chinese immigrant who came to Penang during the old times and later became a self made wealthy man. This particular person was Phuah Hin Leong, who was born under the surname Lim, however, it was said that his family was so poor that they had to give him up for adoption to another family surnamed Phuah. At the time of his death in 1901, Phuah Hin Leong had become the richest person in Penang.

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