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A Street View of Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce


Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce building at Light Street, George Town.

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George Town Street View: Light Street

Light Street was found to be the first street built in George Town when the British arrived in Penang. It is named after Captain Francis Light, the British founder of Penang.

The National Flags at the High Court

The Penang High Court, located at Light Street, George Town.

31st August is the National Day of Malaysia.

Light Street: Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce

The newly renovated Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce heritage building located along Light Street. The building now houses several shops, a hotel and also a cafe.

Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce

George Town Street View: Light Street

Named after Penang island’s colonial founder, Captain Francis Light, Light Street (Lebuh Light) was reportedly the first main street to be laid out and built in George Town. The area surrounding this road was once a thick jungle before it was cleared out, way before the Fort Cornwallis even came into existence. Captain Francis Light had his first house built along this street.

Along Light Street, there are several important government buildings that still exist till today, including the State Assembly Building, the Supreme Court Complex and the National Bank building.


The Supreme Court Complex and the National Bank building can be seen here.


The Supreme Court.


State Assembly Building.

Light Street: Bank Negara Building

Bank Negara @ Light Street
A street view of Light Street with the Bank Negara (National Bank) at the foreground, and the Penang state court house at the farther end. The Bank Negara building was reportedly built with the Brutalist architecture style in the late 1970s.

Penang Street Art (The Chinese Bard)

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This art mural depicts a local Chinese bard named Tan Tong Tong who was famous as a Yue Qin (a traditional Chinese lute) musician during the 1950s to 1960s. He had a local radio program back then which was broadcasting his recordings before it got cancelled.

This rather secluded mural can be found along a small alley between Bishop Street and Light Street which also connects King Street and Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (Pitt Street).
It is right at the back of the Delta (office furniture shop) building. For its precise location, please click HERE.

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Penang Isle: Convent Light Street

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The Convent Light Street located along Light Street is the oldest girls’ school in Penang as well as in Malaysia and was founded by French nuns of the Holy Infant Jesus Mission who arrived in Penang in 1852.

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