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.

The Penang Municipal Coat of Arms


Symbolic meanings of the emblem;

Shield: Barry wavy of eight Azure and Argent a chief embattled Or overall a Pinang or areca-nut palm leaved and fructed Proper
Crest: On a wreath of the Colours mantled Vert doubled Or a crescent therefrom issuant a mullet of the Last
Supporters: On a compartment of waves barry wavy Azure and Argent issuant therefrom a mount Vert two dolphins hauriant torqued of the First finned Or
Motto: “Memimpin Sambil Berkhidmat” (“Leading While Serving”)