Lorong Toh Aka (Toh Aka Lane) is located at the heart of the heritage zone in George Town and is an old and rather narrow street. The street was said to be the home of iron smiths back in the old days. Rows of pre-war heritage style townhouses line up the street and majority of these houses belong to the Cheah clan community.
A number of old back alleys in George Town recently went through a ‘beautification process’ as new colorful tiled walkways are being built for people to take a stroll along these rustic but often forgotten alleys.
A view of Penang’s very own Downing Street in George Town. Named after the famous Downing Street in London, the British built their government offices on this street during the colonial era.
Old phone booths being converted to “mini library” as part of the George Town’s effort to promote reading culture. These mini libraries are located along Beach Street, near the north end side.
Armenian Street decorated with red lanterns as Chinese New Year holidays approach.
Traditional style red lanterns on sale at the shops along Carnarvon Street as Chinese New Year festival is just around the corner.
An empty road at Stewart Lane (Lorong Stewart) on a quiet Saturday.