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52 Marking You Should Never Miss in Penang (Part II)

16. THREE GENERATIONS
Kimberely Street is famous for its hawker food. Some stalls have been here for over 3 generations.
Location: Lebuh Kimberley/Jalan Sungai Ujong

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17. ROPE STYLE
Rope Walk was named after the rope making activities on the street.
Location: Jalan Pintal Tali

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18. BORN NOVELIST
The birth place of Ahmad Rashid Talu. The first to write an original Malay novel wih local setting and local characters.
Location: Lorong Lumut

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19. PROCESSION
Tua Pek Kong fancy car parade in the year of tiger is to wash away all the bad luck, and bring in wealth and health.
Location: Lebuh Armenian

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20. TOO NARROW
The hand-pulled rickshaw was the most popular form of transportation in early Penang.
Location: Lorong Soo Hong

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21. LIMOUSINE
Oi! You call this limousine!?

This was the place to go for Chinese books, stationery, coffins and paper effigies. All the pleasures of the material world can be reproduced in paper and burnt as gifts for the hereafter.
Location: Lorong Carnarvon

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22. PROPERTY
In the 1800’s, shops and godowns on Victoria Street were built at the Seafront.
Location: Lebuh Victoria

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23. ESCAPE
This old Acehnese godown was originally a jail building already extant in 1805 – hence the thick walls and small windows.
Location: Lebuh Acheh

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24. COW & FISH
Not only there were hapless cows bred and slaughtered here but you could also smell the fish hung out to dry.
Location: Lebuh Melayu/Lorong Ikan

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25. NO PLASTIC BAG
A petty-trading neighbourhood, where you can find activities such as drying of salted fish and basket weaving.
Location: Lebuh Prangin

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26. WATERWAY
Oi! You tackle my wife ah?!
Ah Ling I love you

Prangin River was a bustling waterway for all manner of goods that were shipped to Penang from all over the world.
Location: Gat Lebuh Prangin

Mahkota Hotel
Mahkota Hotel


27. TOO SALTY
The Tamils refer to this street as upperlearan Teru on Salt Traders Street, a reference to the trading activities.
Location: Jalan Green Hall

Room in Mahkota Hotel
Room in Mahkota Hotel


28. ROTAN
Thick medium or thin?
Location: Lebuh Chulia

Teluk Batik Cafe
Teluk Batik Cafe


29. MAIN STREET
Chulia Street was one of the main streets laid out by Captain Francis Light. Today, it is known as “Backpackers’ Main Street”.
Location: Lebuh Chulia

Dewan Serbaguna
Dewan Serbaguna


30. BECA
Next….here, here and here!
Locally known as ‘beca’. Most of the trishaw paddlers also doubled as tourists guides.
Location: Lorong Chulia

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