Cecil Street Market is one of the popular markets within the center of George Town city, especially during the morning period. Apart from that, it also houses a large hawker center which has a variety of local food stalls.
Cecil Street on a busy day (the market faces this road).
Some scenes from the market:
Straits Eclectic architectural style of the pre-war double-storey townhouses at Cecil Street. This type of architectural style is a popular commission back in the early 20th century and can be commonly seen in George Town. Most of such houses usually had their ground floor converted as shop units with residential units at the top floor.
A townhouse along Cecil Street.
Cecil Street (or Lebuh Cecil) is one of the streets located at an area known as the Seven Streets Precinct, a working class neighborhood. The street was named after Sir Cecil Clementi Smith, the Governor of the Straits Settlements back then. The street is also locally known as the “7th road” in Chinese Hokkien.
This duck meat Koay Teow soup can be found at the hawker food court of Cecil Street Market (locally known as 7th Road Market). Koay Teow soup (or locally called Koay Teow Th’ng) is a type of dish made up of flat rice noodles which are usually served in a clear soup broth, with fish balls and in this case, slices of duck meat.
An old pre-war house located along Cecil Street.