George Town Night View: Chinese Heritage Shophouses

134 and 136 Carnarvon Street

Old heritage shophouses located along Carnarvon Street, George Town. According to the historical signboard, businessman Khaw Seng Lee and his cousins founded Kim Bian Seng Gold Merchant Company and the Kim Bian Aik Goldsmith at these buildings in the early 20th century. Khaw Seng Lee was the former Chairman Penang Philomatic Union and held key positions in various institutions in Penang back then including Chung Ling School and Lam Wah Ee Hospital.

George Town Street View: Hong Kong Shoe Store


The origin of this Hong Kong Shoe Store located at Kimberley Street, George Town can be traced back to the similar name shop in Muntri Street where Jimmy Choo, the world renowned shoe maker, had his apprenticeship back in the old days.