Category: Straits Eclectic Style Houses

A Vintage Street View

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A couple of coconut sellers set up shops within this row of shophouses along Dato Keramat Road.

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Carnarvon Street: The Coffin Maker Shop

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An old coffin maker shop along Carnarvon Street, George Town. The street was used to be popular with its many coffin shops and was locally known as Coffin Street. However, most of these coffin shops had moved out or no longer operate at this street presently.

George Town Street View: Cheong Fatt Tze Street

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Originally named Hong Kong Street due to its early settlers from Hong Kong, this street was later renamed after Cheong Fatt Tze, an influential Chinese figure in Penang.

George Town Street View: Church Street

Church Street is one of the many old and historical streets in George Town. It was named after a Catholic missionary church which was later renamed as the first Church of assumption. This church was, however, demolished in 1850s and a new Church of Assumption was built at Farquhar Street.

It was said that back in the old days, a famous and notorious Chinese secret society had made their headquarter at Church Street, the same street that also housed Portuguese churches. There is a street art sculpture which depicts the said history in Church Street.

Church Street runs through several streets as well as connects Kapitan Keling Mosque Street with Beach Street.

George Town Street View: Lumut Lane

Lumut Lane (or Lorong Lumut) is a small street that connects both Acheen Street and Toh Aka Lane. It was said that the leaders of the Acheen community of traders, pilgrim brokers and writers had been living at Lumut Lane’s area since the 19th century in George Town.

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