Tag: colonial

George Town Street View: A Colonial Walkway

The historical and iconic Standard Chartered Bank in Beach Street, George town.


George Town Street View: A Heritage Town Hall

The facade of the old heritage town hall in George Town, Penang.

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 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 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.

Bishop Street

Bishop Street

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