Held on the 16th September every year, Malaysia Day commemorates the establishment of the Malaysian federation on the same date in 1963. The date marked the joining together of Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore to form Malaysia (although Singapore was later removed two years after being a part of Malaysia).
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.
Jalan Dinding or Dinding Lane is a small and short street that is linked with Transfer Road in George Town. Although it is a lane, its Malay translation is “Jalan” – meaning Road, just like the similarly styled Hutton Lane being called Jalan Hutton. Dinding Lane is found to be named after The Dindings (now known as Manjung), part of the old Straits Settlements region.
Pawnshop and School Union
Carnarvon Street, George Town.
Facades of old pre-war style townhouses along Magazine Road, George Town.