Tag: shophouses

Muntri Street View: Heritage Townhouses

Pre-war townhouses featuring Straits Eclectic architecture style found at Muntri Street, George Town.

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Muntri Street View

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.

George Town Street View: A Walk along Love Lane

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.

George Town Street View: Acheen Street Mosque Minaret

The minaret of Acheen Mosque standing visible behind a row of heritage shophouses at Acheen Street (Lebuh Acheh), George Town.

George Town Perspective: Penang Road

Penang Road is also popular with its many camera shops which have been operating in the area since years ago.
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