Category: Pre-War Houses

Muntri Street View: Heritage Townhouses

Pre-war townhouses featuring Straits Eclectic architecture style found at Muntri Street, George Town.

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Muntri Street View

Muntri Street is one of the old streets in George Town, and was named after a person called Ngah Ibrahim. Ngah Ibrahim was appointed the “Orang Kaya Mantri of Larut” in 1858, and the word Muntri was derived from Mantri or Menteri, a Malay word for a government Minister. Ngah Ibrahim was the administrator of the district of Larut in the late 1800s.

Penang Perspective: A Blue Mansion

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Leith Street, George Town.

George Town Street View: Presgrave Street Townhouses

Heritage pre-war townhouses along Presgrave Street, George Town.

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.

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.

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