Lorong Toh Aka (Toh Aka Lane) is located at the heart of the heritage zone in George Town and is an old and rather narrow street. The street was said to be the home of iron smiths back in the old days. Rows of pre-war heritage style townhouses line up the street and majority of these houses belong to the Cheah clan community.
Armenian Street decorated with red lanterns as Chinese New Year holidays approach.
Scenes from Tan Jetty, one of the six clan jetties at the eastern shore of Penang island.
As the name suggested, this jetty used to house Chinese immigrants of the Tan surname clan from the Fujian Province in China during the colonial era in the late 19th century.
George Town World Heritage Day is a Penang state holiday to recognize and commemorate the city’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 7 July 2008. The state holiday which falls on 7 July every year provides the opportunity to celebrate the city’s historical culture and heritage.
Love Lane, once bustling with backpackers and tourists, now lies somewhat deserted during the Covid-19 period.
Armenian Street rarely sees such emptiness during the pre-Covid-19 era, however, with multiple movement control orders and the ban of travels, the popular street is mostly quiet these days.
The Acheen Street or Acheh Street (Lebuh Acheh), is a street in George Town named for the old Acehnese community who used to live there.