George Town Street View: Tye Sin Street

Tye Sin Street

Tye Sin Street (Lebuh Tye Sin) is one of the main seven streets located near the old Prangin Canal area in George Town. It was found to be named after Foo Tye Sin, the Justice of the Peace and an influential community leader of 19th century in Penang. He was instrumental in getting the historic signing of the Pangkor Treaty that would end the Larut Wars. As a respected and influential member of the local Chinese community in Penang, he was chosen as one of the commissioners in the inquiry of the 1867 Penang riots.

Tye Sin Street connects McNair Street and C.Y. Choy Road.