Chulia Lane is a small street in George Town that runs from Stewart Lane to Chulia Street. In the old days, the street was known as “17 Houses Street” due to the number of heritage townhouses that once lined up along the street. Presently, some of these townhouses have been converted to inns and cafes.
A steel rod art sculpture depicting an Ironsmith at work, which also tells the origin of the Toh Aka Lane (Lorong Toh Aka) in George Town. Known locally in the old days as “Ironworks Street”, most of the people staying in this area were ironsmiths and the majority of them belonged to the Cheah clan.
This steel rod art sculpture can be found beside the wall of a rattan shop in Chulia Street, George Town. The caricature depicts a mother buying a rattan cane while a boy was hiding behind the bush, for fear of the cane (or locally known as “rotan”). The rattan cane was commonly used as a ‘disciplinary tool’ back at home and in school during the old days.
Lorong Muda and its “Joss Stick Maker” street art wall sculpture in George Town. Lorong Muda (or Muda Lane in English) is a rather narrow lane that links both Stewart Lane and Market Lane. This little lane is famous for its traditional joss stick maker.
The old heritage townhouse of the joss stick maker:
An art sculpture made of steel rods found at the back of an old shophouse’s wall at Lumut Lane, George Town. The sculpture’s caricature reveals that Lumut Lane is also the birthplace of novelist Ahmad Rashid Talu (born in 1889), who wrote the first Malay novel incorporating local settings and characters.
A steel rod art sculpture spotted at the wall of a coffeeshop which is located at the cross junction of Cintra Street and Kimberley Street in George Town. According to the brief description of the art sculpture, Cintra Street is popular for its row of dim sum restaurants.