Category: Architecture

George Town Street View: A Street Art at Ceylon Lane

Elephant’s Nest

Painting of elephants at the front facade of a townhouse located at Ceylon Lane (Lorong Ceylon), George Town. Named “Elephant’s Nest”, this townhouse has been converted into a small vacation rental house.

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George Town Street View: Ceylon Lane (Lorong Ceylon)

Ceylon Lane

Ceylon Lane

Ceylon Lane

Ceylon Lane was said to be populated mostly by Indian families (also likely immigrants from Ceylon – now known as Sri Lanka) in the old days.

Toh Aka Lane and its Street Art

Toh Aka Lane is a small alley within the inner city of George Town. A number of the old heritage townhouses here are owned by the Cheah clan members as they have been living here since the 1800s.

Penang Perspective: A Temple View

Buddha statues overlooking the balcony of a temple building at famous Kek Lok Si temple, Penang.
Today is the Wesak Day, a day when Buddhists in Malaysia celebrate Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. Normally, there will be Wesak Day procession in George Town as part of the celebration.

George Town Street View: Love Lane Shophouse Facade

Heritage pre-war shophouses found at Love Lane, George Town.

George Town Street View: 23 Love Lane

A renovated and refurbished pre-war heritage mansion located in Love Lane that had been converted to a cosy little boutique hotel, which is also popular with tourists these days. The mansion itself is apparently unique for its 5 architectural periods, that are reflected by the Anglo Indian Bungalow, Indian Chinese Terrace, Straits Eclectic Building, 1920’s Jack Roof Annex Block and the Indian Shophouses.

The hotel’s website can be located here: www.23lovelane.com.

George Town Street View: A Walk along Love Lane

There are several stories about how Love Lane got its name. The more common one was in the old days, wealthy Chinese businessmen who lived at the nearby Muntri Street had apparently kept their mistresses at the townhouses along Love Lane.

Now, the street is usually popular with tourists from various parts of the world due to many budget (and boutique) hotels and pubs nearby.

George Town Street View: A Corner of Stewart Lane

A Penang trishaw parked at the corner of Stewart Lane in George Town.

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