Love Lane, once bustling with backpackers and tourists, now lies somewhat deserted during the Covid-19 period.
Heritage pre-war shophouses found at Love Lane, George Town.
There are several stories about how Love Lane got its name. The more common one was in the old days, wealthy Chinese businessmen who lived at the nearby Muntri Street had apparently kept their mistresses at the townhouses along Love Lane.
Now, the street is usually popular with tourists from various parts of the world due to many budget (and boutique) hotels and pubs nearby.
A walk through Love Lane, George Town.
A large spread of graffiti arts found at a small alley off Love Lane, George Town.
Serving as both the guildhouse for Chinese carpenters and the temple of the ‘North Duke’, this building was found to be built in the year 1865 and is located along Love Lane, George Town. The Guild of Carpenters was founded back then by the local Chinese Cantonese craftsmen who also worshipped ‘Lo Pan’ (or literally ‘North Duke’), the patron saint of the Cantonese tradesmen.