Tag: british

Downing Street on a Bank Holiday

A trishaw resting by the roadside of a rather empty Downing Street during a bank holiday in George Town, Penang.


George Town Street View: Queen Victoria Memorial


The Queen Victoria Memorial is a monument erected to mark the anniversary of the said British empire’s queen who passed away in January 1901. Also serving as a way to honor the queen, the monument was built and sponsored by the local Chinese business community back then.

The monument is located in an area belonging to the Penang Chinese Recreation Club at Macalister Road, but can be easily spotted from the intersection of Pangkor Road (Jalan Pangkor) and Burmah Road.

Butterworth Street Art Alley: The Old Colonial Crest


This emblem is the Coat of Arms of the Straits Settlements, the former group of British territories located in Southeast Asia which included Penang. This art work can be found at the Butterworth Street Art Alley.

Butterworth Street View: Dewan Dato Haji Ahmad Badawi

Dewan Dato Haji Ahmad Badawi

Dewan Dato Haji Ahmad Badawi

Passing by the Dewan Dato Haji Ahmad Badawi located in Bagan Luar, Butterworth, Penang. This building which faces a large open field is the community hall of the Seberang Perai Municipal Council. It was built during the British colonial era and served as a recreation club building back during that time. It was later renamed in honor of the late father of former Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

Lighthouse of Fort Cornwallis


This historical lighthouse is one of the oldest lighthouses in Malaysia and is located within the Fort Cornwallis, George Town. It was built in 1882 during the British administration, and was known as the Fort Point Lighthouse back then.

Penang Isle: Prince of Wales Island International School

Prince of Wales Island International School
Prince of Wales Island International School located at Balik Pulau, Penang, is an international British boarding style school which opened in September 2011.
For more info, one may visit its official website here: http://www.powiis.edu.my/.

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