Magazine Road, George Town.
Burmah Road (or Jalan Burma) is a long stretch of road that starts from Penang Road in George Town connecting all the way to Gottlieb Road, beyond the outer reach of the town. The road was named so due to a large number of Burmese who used to live in the vicinity of Pulau Tikus area where this road passed through.
It was also known locally in Hokkien as Chia Jui Lor or loosely translated as “Water Carting Road”, a reference for the past old days when water was being carted along this road back before the water pipeline system existed.
As one of the busiest roads in George Town, Penang Road (or Jalan Penang) is also the main road used by most people traveling in George Town city center. There are a number of smaller roads that connect with Penang Road along the way.
It was found that Penang Road was the first major road built during the British time in Penang and appeared in the original town map created by Sir Francis Light.
Chulia Street is one of the main roads in George Town and is within the heritage zone. The rather long road is lined with various hotels, pre-war shophouses and connects with various other streets such as Love Lane, Carnarvon Street and Kapitan Keling Mosque Street.
There are also a few wall art murals in recent times that can be found along Chulia Street – Chulia Street Art Map.