Prangin Road originated from the old Prangin Canal in the old days was a popular water route in George Town for transportation of local goods to and from the ‘Sia Boey’ marketplace which located at the old canal area. Part of the old canal can still be seen in the picture above (the abandoned greenery area).
Old shophouses along Prangin Road, George Town.
Originally named after the old Prangin Canal in the area, Prangin Road was later renamed as Dr Lim Chwee Leong Road (or Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong) in the 1980s, after the physician who had his dispensary which was located along the road.
Prangin Canal in the old days was a popular water route in George Town for transportation of local goods to and from the ‘Sia Boey’ marketplace, and also due to its proximity with the sea.
There used to be a large painting of a Tapir with the caption “Guess I’m Next To Be Erased” on the wall before it is being ‘erased’ by the Panda.
This wall painting can be found on the side wall of a blue building facing an open car park located along Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong (opposite 1st Avenue shopping mall). It is not clear who painted the mural.