Day: September 15, 2018

Penang Street View: Angsana Trees of Macalister Road

Angsana Trees along Macalister Road

Old and big Angsana trees provide much needed shade to the road users of Macalister Road in Penang. The Angsana trees were said to be planted along this western section of Macalister Road by Charles Curtis, once the curator of the Penang Botanic Gardens in the late 19th century. Macalister Road is also one of the major and longest roads on Penang island.

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Penang Street View: Jalan Scotland (Scotland Road)

Scotland Road is a major road which connects the Ayer Itam as well as Green Lane area to the Western Road (Jalan Utama). It also passes by the Penang Turf Club, a major horse racing course which was established in 1864 in Penang.

Penang Street View: Jalan Masjid Negeri (Green Lane)

Jalan Masjid Negeri (Green Lane)

Jalan Masjid Negeri (Green Lane)

Jalan Masjid Negeri (Green Lane)

A long stretch of road that also happens to be one of the busiest on the Penang island, Jalan Masjid Negeri (or commonly known here as Green Lane) connects to various popular or major areas of the island. It is often associated with high traffic, especially during rush hours on weekdays as well as during weekends – a contrast of its former self which was used to be a rather quiet road on the outskirts of George Town.

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