Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Night at Upper Penang Road

Upper Penang Road is part of old Penang Road, from the junction with Farquhar Street, to the junction of Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah(Northam Road).

Penang Road is the first road to be built out of the Francis Light Grid,original town planned by the founder of George Town, Capt Francis Light. It run from Farquhar Street to Jalan Gurdwara. It can be split into 4 different sections:
(i) Upper Penang Road
(ii) Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah to Chulia Street
(iii) Chulia Street to Jalan Burma
(iv) Jalan Burma to junction of Penang Road to Macalister Road, Dato Kramat Road, Magazine Road, Brick Kiln Road(now Jalan Gurdwara)

Upper Penang Road is the venue of monthly Little Penang Street Market.It is the place for night life , there are pubs, restaurant. From Farquhar Street just opposite E&O Hotel it run to the junction just opposite Hotel at Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah. It is between The Garage and City Bayview Hotel.

The 2nd part of the Penang Road is from Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah to Chulia Street. This part of Penang Road was the place that Cold Storage operated their business, the low budget hotels, it was the place where the GI or the American arm forces have their R&R during the 60s or Vietnam War period. The old hotels like Peking Hotel, White House Hotel, Town House Hotel are the place where the arm forces stayed. This is also the venue of St Francis Xavier Church, and the historical Ku Din Ku Meh House.

This two part of Penang Road is active at night. The photo are taken at the two part of Penang Road, at night.

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