Penang Street Food: Hutton Lane’s Koay Teow Soup (Koay Teow Th’ng)

A bowl of Koay Teow Th’ng with add-ons chicken leg and fish balls.

Koay Teow Soup (commonly known here as “Koay Teow Th’ng” locally), is a dish usually consists of koay teow (translated literally as ricecake strips), fish balls, duck meat or pork, lettuce and spring onions cooked in a bowl of hot clear broth. This particular stall is quite popular with the locals and is located at Hutton Lane, George Town.

Penang Street Art (The Dripping Dragon)

This large art mural is created by UK artist Thomas Powell, as part of his Chinese Zodiac art series in Penang. Named “Dripping Dragon” by the artist, the art work depicts a dragon on horseback, who is wearing an ancient Chinese warrior costume. This art work can be found at Hutton Lane, George Town.

Hutton Lane Street View: “Leong Kim Tiew” House

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Despite its signboard with the name, this old historical house located at Hutton Lane actually used to belong to the former Penang Chief Minister, Tun Dr. Lim Chong Eu. The house was passed down to Lim Chong Eu from his father, Dr Lim Chwee Leong. It was said that at one point the house was leased to a carpenter friend named Leong Kim Tiew who then created the signboard.

Penang Street Art (The Phoenix Mural)

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This large beautiful mural depicting a Phoenix is one of the recent art works completed for the Urban Xchange street art festival 2015 in Penang. This art work’s creator is the Chinese-born artist DALeast, who is based in Cape Town, South Africa. He was invited to be one of the participating artists for the festival. The mural was painted with his signature 3D-wires style technique. This mural can be found at the wall of an old building facing the car park of New Savoy Hotel at Hutton Lane, George Town.

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George Town Street View: Hutton Lane

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Hutton Lane

Hutton Lane (or Jalan Hutton) was named after James Hutton, a British who also happened to be one of the first doctors in Penang. Hutton arrived in Penang during the early 1800s and subsequently became the sole registered doctor practicing in George Town several years later. Starting from Larut Road, Hutton Lane passes through Transfer Road to Penang Road.

Hutton Lane: Secawan ‘n’ Such


Secawan ‘n’ Such is one of the latest cafes to join the trendy cafe scene in George Town. The cafe retained most of the interior elements of the old heritage shoplot of which the cafe is housed within. It also features two large art murals on its interior walls, which were painted by Gabriel Marques, a friend of the famous artist Ernest Zacharevic.

For more info, please refer to its Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/secawanhutton.