These low cost flats located off Macallum Street Ghaut as well as Cecil Street Ghaut have been around for some time, built since the 1980s. They are also located nearby to the center of George Town.
One of these flats had once been my home for more than 10 years.
Cecil Street (or Lebuh Cecil) is one of the streets located at an area known as the Seven Streets Precinct, a working class neighborhood. The street was named after Sir Cecil Clementi Smith, the Governor of the Straits Settlements back then. The street is also locally known as the “7th road” in Chinese Hokkien.