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Penang World Heritage Site :: Shophouse Architectural Guide

Penang World Heritage Site :: Shophouse Architectural Guide

In-depth reading can be found from this website, http://penangshophouse.blogspot.com/

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Bengali Mosque

Penang World Heritage Site :: Bengali Mosque

Address: Lebuh Leith Penang. The Indians from Bengal first came to Penang in the late 18″ century as ‘sepoys’ and convicts with the East India Company. Francis Light also brought out some Bengal farmers’ from Calcutta to encourage agricultural enterprise on the island. While the early Bengalis hailed from Bengal, the term ‘Bengali’ soon came [...]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Hong Kong Shoe Store

Penang World Heritage Site :: Hong Kong Shoe Store

Address: 177, Muntri Street, 10200 Penang. This small shoe store impressed me when I first arrived at Penang in 90s for its “Hong Kong” name. Later, I found out from the media that Jimmy Choo, the renowned Malaysian shoe designer based in London was an apprentice in this shop before he moved to London. The [...]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Penang World Heritage Site :: Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Address: 10 Farquhar Street, 10200 Penang, Malaysia. Eastern & Oriental Hotel or E&O Hotel is oldest hotel in Penang, established in 1885 by Armenian Hoteliers, the Sarkies Brothers. (Also the founder of Raffles Hotel in Singapore). Situated in the magnificent seafront, the main building facade is preserved with its 1920s echo dome and old Otis [...]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Yap Kongsi Clan Temple

Penang World Heritage Site :: Yap Kongsi Clan Temple

This tiny but beautiful temple is dedicated to the Chinese god of prosperity. It was formerly the base of the Tua Pek Kong secret society run by the Straits Chinese. The Yap clan association is house in a Straits Eclectic building from 1924 on land donated by Yap Chor Ee, founder of the Ban Hin [...]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Jubilee Clock Tower

Penang World Heritage Site :: Jubilee Clock Tower

Address: At the junction of Lebuh Light and Lebuh Pantai. Presented by Mr. Cheah Chen Eck in 1897, commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of British Queen Victoria’s reign. The moorish-style clocktower at the junction of Lebuh Light and Lebuh Pantai is sixty feet tall, one foot for each year of Victoria’s reign. Location map: GPS Coordinates: [...]

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Penang World Heritage Site :: Fort Cornwallis

Penang World Heritage Site :: Fort Cornwallis

Address: Fort Cornwallis, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. Business Hours: Open daily from 9am – 7pm Ticket: Adult RM2, Children RM1 A historical site where Captain Francis Light, the founder of Penang, first landed in 1786. It was named after the Governor-General in Bengal, Charles Cornwallis, and was one of the first few European [...]

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