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.

George Town Street View: The Royale Bintang Hotel

Royale Bintang

The Royale Bintang is a 4-star hotel converted from a newly renovated heritage building which is located along the Weld Quay coastline in George Town. The restored heritage building was built in 1892 with a facade of the old colonial era in Penang.

George Town Street View: BISHOP STREET


Bishop Street (or in local Malay name, Lebuh Bishop), is a street situated in the heritage area of George Town and is connected with Beach Street and King Street. The street was named after the Roman Catholic Bishop Garnault (a French missionary) who moved to Penang island during the old colonial era, upon an invitation by Francis Light. The bishop’s presbytery is located at the street.

During the earlier days, Bishop Garnault (or formerly Father Garnault) also founded and established Penang’s oldest church, and the street where the church was located, was named Church Street.

Bishop Street

Bishop Street