George Town Street View: Chowrasta Road

Chowrasta Road

Chowrasta Road in George Town is a busy road during the morning due to the Chowrasta Market that is located there. It is one of the roads surrounding the Chowrasta Market, which was established by local Indian traders in the 19th century. The word “chowrasta” was found to actually refer to “four crossroads”, likely pointing towards the four roads surrounding the market.

Penang Street Art (Chowrasta Market)


A steel rod wall sculpture in Chowrasta Market depicting how convicts from the old British empire who were brought in to Penang as laborers. Those who managed to regain their freedom later became small traders and eventually formed up the Chowrasta Market.