Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Boat Alley(off Stewart Lane)

Boat Alley, off Stewart Lane

It is the only unname street in Georgetown, or even Penang. The Chinese called the lane Sampan Hung(三板巷), literally in Hokkian dialect it means alley for sampan boats.It is now known as the extension of Stewart Lane(Kuan-im-teng-au, 观音亭后 or Lorong Stewart). It is located at a small and narrow lane between the Stewart Lane and Chap Chip Keng (literally means 17 houses), just behind the Goddess of Mercy Temple.

The place in the old days is the rest place for the boatmen from Jetty Lee.

The lane is very narrow, car obviously cannot enter the lane; only bicycles or bikes are able to move in; it is even considered narrow for walking folks. Despite that there are two rows of double storey houses opposite each other.

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