Muntri Street, George Town.
Can you spot the street art mural at Muntri Street?
Pre-war townhouses featuring Straits Eclectic architecture style found at Muntri Street, George Town.
Muntri Street is one of the old streets in George Town, and was named after a person called Ngah Ibrahim. Ngah Ibrahim was appointed the “Orang Kaya Mantri of Larut” in 1858, and the word Muntri was derived from Mantri or Menteri, a Malay word for a government Minister. Ngah Ibrahim was the administrator of the district of Larut in the late 1800s.
Rows of Straits Eclectic townhouses line up this old street.
A quick interesting fact about Muntri Street; the Lam Wah Ee Hospital, the first hospital for the poor in Penang, used to be located here before shifting to its current place.
Gala House is a restaurant and cafe made up of a two-storey heritage style townhouse located along Muntri Street, George Town. It serves various pasta (quite well known for its fusion style), western cuisine as well as coffees and other drinks. Additional space is available at the upper floor and the balcony too for those who enjoy a sip of coffee or beer while overlooking the street below.
Previously, the same townhouse is also the home of another restaurant called Soul Kitchen.