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Penang Road Photos


Penang Road photos have a lot of variety in terms of buildings and human activities as the place is one of the longest and busiest place in Penang. Here are some of the photos of Penang Road. One day you must come and walk the street yourself. Meanwhile, take the virtual tour of my pictorial essay below.

Heritage Hotel Segara Ninda
Segara Ninda, a charming heritage hotel in Penang Road. 


trishaw men (penarik beca) at Penang Road
The trishaw men waiting for their passengers at Upper Penang Road.


The courtyard covering Penang Road, Chulia st and Leith St The plague marking the old police station 
The meeting point of Chulia Street, Penang Road and Leith Street. It is a triangular yard with memorial plagues and flag poles to mark the place of the first Police Station (Balai Polis). You can still see the foundation stone of undressed granite buried here. The tram also used to pass here. 


Peking Hotel at Penang Road Malaysia Hotel at Penang Road
Peking Hotel was built a few decades earlier than Hotel Malaysia but both are still thriving amidst newer hotels being built in Penang Road.


Wet market seller at Chow Rasta Chestnut vendor at Chow Rasta market
A vegetables seller and a horse chestnut vendor at Chow Rasta Street. As this place is the center for fresh produce, businesses overspill to neighboring streets especially during peak shopping hours in early morning.


Eclectic shop house  straits chinese eclectic style shophouse
These are examples of nicely maintained Strait Chinese shophouses that you can see in these Penang Road photos. Bright colors and elaborate stucco are part of the characteristics of Eclectic Style.


minaret of benggali mosque  sikh temple at penang road
The left photo is the minaret of Benggali Mosque at Leith Street. The other is a Sikh temple right in the middle of busy Penang Road.


cititel penang

Majestic tower of Cititel Hotel. This is one of the newer high-rise buildings in the city.


Penang road chow rasta market at Penang Road
The beginning of Penang Road if you come from Chulia Street. Line Clear Nasi Kandar is just a few steps from this place, an alley on the left side.

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