Downing Street

Downing St

Downing St

Downing St

Named after the famous Downing Street in London, the British built their government offices on this street in George Town, Penang during the colonial era. It is one of the oldest and historical streets in George Town and currently houses the state post office and the HSBC bank.

Penang Isle: The Islamic Council


Located at the junction of Beach Street and Downing Street, and originally part of the British Government Offices complex, this Neo-Classical style building now houses the Islamic Council of Penang. The building was constructed in 1907, and is a fine example of colonial architecture commonly found in the heritage zone of George Town.