A long stretch of road that also happens to be one of the busiest on the Penang island, Jalan Masjid Negeri (or commonly known here as Green Lane) connects to various popular or major areas of the island. It is often associated with high traffic, especially during rush hours on weekdays as well as during weekends – a contrast of its former self which was used to be a rather quiet road on the outskirts of George Town.
Founded by Reverend Robert Sparke Hutchings, Penang Free School is the oldest English school in Southeast Asia which was also the first colonial era school to open to all children of any race or religion. On the 6th February 1816, a committee headed by Hutchings, submitted a proposal of the establishment of a school to the Governor of the Prince of Wales Island and on the 21st of October 1816, Penang Free School was established. The school is located at Jalan Masjid Negeri, or Green Lane.