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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 […]

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 […]

Light Street: Bank Negara Building

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 […]

Penang Street Art (The Chinese Bard)

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 […]

Penang Isle: Convent Light Street

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 […]