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Rangoon Road is located between Burma Road and Macalister Road. It is located within the triangular grid , bordering by Penang Road(檳榔律), Burma Road, Anson Road(安順路)and Macalister Road. In within the grid are roads running parallel to each others. The roads are Macalister Lane(姓王公司後 Sen-ông-kong-si-aū), Kinta Lane(近打冷巷), Madras Lane(油较路), Jahudi Road(爪夷路, now Jalan Zainal Abidin,再纳阿比汀路), Lorong Selamat(平安巷), Rangoon Road(仰光路) and Aboo Sittee Lane(三星巷, 三牲巷).
It is known as yang-gon-lor(仰光路) by local Chinese, having similar meaning as its English name.
Rangoon Road or Jalan Rangoon, is named after the former capital of Burma. Rangoon( now is known as Yangon), it is literally means "End of Strife", it is a former capital of Burma (Myanmar) and the capital of Yangon Region (formerly Yangon Division). Colonial Yangon, with its spacious parks and lakes and mix of modern buildings and traditional wooden architecture, was known as "the garden city of the East." By the early 20th century, Yangon had public services and infrastructure on par with London. Although the military government has officially relocated the capital to Naypyidaw since March 2006, Yangon, with a population of over four million, continues to be the country's largest city and the most important commercial centre. Rangoon Road is the off road of Burma Road, road named after the country; and there are also many road names in George Town named after towns or places in Myanmar. Many of them, like Rangoon Road, are side road/off road of Burma Road.
In the old days, when Burma and Penang were under British, there was ferry service between the two cities. There are still barter trade between the two places today.
Penang DAP or DEMOCRATIC ACTION PARTY(槟州民主行动党)Head Office will be located at Rangoon Road, just behind the former Super Supermarket building. It is time the state DAP have their own building.
May be next time, the street will become Jalan DAP.....
1. DAP(DEMOCRATIC ACTION PARTY (MALAYSIA); http://dapmalaysia.org/newenglish/
2. DAP Penang, http://dappg.org/