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Plan of Beach Street and side streets

CIMB Bank Berhad Tanjung Branch


on Beach Street
Old colonial buildings in a street in
George Town, Penang, opposite the
entrance to the Leong San Tong Khoo
Kongsi temple.
List of streets in George Town, Penang
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The street names of
George Town, reflect the
multicultural heritage of
the city, the capital of a
former British settlement
of Penang, now part of
Malaysia, which has a
multiracial, largely
Chinese population.
Most streets in the city
were built and named
during the colonial era,
and the historic English
names generally remain
and are still used by most Penangites. Since the passage of the
National Language Act 1967, government policy has been to use the
Malay language for all official purposes, and the Malay translations
of the street names are the primary official versions that are used on
street signs, now supplemented with names in English (and, in some
places, Chinese, Tamil and Arabic).
Contents
1 Traditional Chinese names
2 Changes in street names
3 Street sign design
4 Standard translations
5 List of street names
6 Districts in George Town
7 Roads outside George Town
8 See also
9 References
9.1 Notes
10 External links
Traditional Chinese names
In addition to the official English and Malay names, many streets in central George Town have a mostly
unrelated and original set of road names in Penang Hokkien, the language of the majority of Penangs
majority Malaysian Chinese community. These are noted in the table below using the Peh-oe-ji notation
common in Taiwan. As the Hokkien names cited here are not official, and are based on an oral tradition, they
may be out of date.
Many streets also have Cantonese names that are less well-known and are not documented here.
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Colonial-era street sign at Market
Cross
National-language street sign at
Armenian Street (Lebuh Armenian)
Changes in street names
Since independence, there have been some changes to the official names of some streets. On the whole,
however, like Singapore and unlike many other cities in Malaysia, George Town has retained most of its
colonial street names, although until recently they have been indicated on street signs only in their Malay
translations.
Until 2007, street signs in George Town were only written in Malay, as a result of the national language
policy. Unfortunately, this had the effect of confusing tourists, who found it difficult to match the English
names commonly used by Penangites with the Malay names on street signs which were often very different.
In the case of proper nouns, the English name is easily recognisable, e.g. Kimberley Street is Lebuh
Kimberley. In other cases, however, the Malay translation may be unfamiliar to those who do not speak the
language, e.g. Church St is literally translated as Lebuh Gereja (from the Portuguese igreja). A few streets
have been given completely new names in Malay.
Even where official street names have changed, the local population have largely continued informally to use
the old names when referring to streets. This is partly because the new names are often unwieldy (e.g. Green
Lane vs Jalan Masjid Negeri, Pitt Street vs Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, or Northam Road vs Jalan Sultan
Ahmad Shah), but also reflects a strong conservatism in the local population, who see Penangs colonial
history as part of their local identity. When Scott Road was renamed Jalan D S Ramanathan, after the first
Mayor of the City of George Town, the new street signs were repeatedly defaced and had to be replaced
several times, eventually forcing the city authorities to fix a replacement street sign fifteen feet up a
lamppost (instead of at waist-height, as was then usual).
Street sign design
The oldest street signs in the centre of George Town are rectangular
and made of painted metal plate (blue with white lettering), usually
affixed to corner shop-houses at the top of the ground floor, and
many can still be seen. In the suburbs, rectangular cast-iron signs
with indented corners (white with black lettering and edging) in
English and sometimes Jawi script, fixed at head-height to a black
iron pole surmounted with a finial, could also be seen. Almost all of
these have recently been replaced by the modern road signs.
By 2007, rectangular reflective road signs (green with white lettering)
in the Malay Rumi script had largely replaced the older signs. These
were initially at waist-height, fixed to two black metal supports, and
subsequently at head-height, fixed to a single black metal support.
These signs also indicated the postal town and postcode.
Since 2007, new bilingual reflective street signs based on the old
suburban signs have started to replace the Malay-only street signs.
These are partly based on the old white signs, and are rectangular
with indented corners (green with white lettering) and mounted at
head-height to a black iron pole surmounted with an onion dome. The
street name is given in Malay and English, together with the town and
postcode.
In June 2007, while Penang was under the rule of Gerakan, street
signs in Chinese were illegally set up by Penangs DAP Socialist
Youth division along several roads in George Town under the
justification it helps attract tourists from China, only to be removed by the Penang Municipal Council.
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New multilingual street sign at
Victoria Street (Lebuh Victoria)
New multilingual street sign at China
Street Ghaut (Gat Lebuh China)
The remaining wing of the old Penang
Secretariat on Beach Street
On July 22, 2008, following DAPs electoral victory in Penang and
George Towns entry into UNESCOs World Heritage Site list,
Gerakan was reported to have placed Chinese-language on existing
street signs at six roads, claiming the signs were now vital with
George Towns recognition by UNESCO and serve as a reminder to
DAP of its earlier promises to erect such signs if voted into office.
[1]
DAP Socialist Youth National Organizing secretary Koay Teng Hai
had also proposed to include Tamil and Jawi translations, depending
on the cultural background of the area, along with Chinese street
names.
[1]
Despite opposition from Malay political parties and individuals at
state and federal levels, the bilingual street signs with Chinese or
Arabic names were put up in November 2008.
[2]
Bilingual street
signs with Tamil names have also been put up.
Standard translations
In translating the English words for street, road, lane, etc., the city
authorities follow a fairly regular system to avoid confusion between
many streets of similar names. There are exceptions to this rule
where the historic Malay usage is different and there is no chance of
confusion, e.g. Hutton Lane has always been known as Jalan Hutton
(see e.g. the Mesjid Jalan Hatin (mosque) there) rather than *Lorong
Hutton.
Avenue - Lebuhraya (e.g. Peel Avenue/Lebuhraya Peel;
context usually prevents confusion with the normal meaning of
lebuhraya, viz. highway/expressway)
Circus - Lilitan (e.g. Hargreaves Circus/Lilitan Hargreaves)
Close - Solok (e.g. Scott Close/Solok Scott)
Court - Halaman (e.g. Cantonment Court/Halaman
Cantonment)
Crescent - Lengkok (e.g. Jesselton Crescent/Lengkok
Jesselton)
Cross - Lintang (e.g. Burmah Cross/Lintang Burma)
Drive - Persiaran (e.g. Gurney Drive/Pesiaran Gurney)
Gardens - Taman (e.g. Western Gardens/Taman Western)
Lane - Lorong (e.g. Prangin Lane/Lorong Perangin)
Place - Pesara (e.g. Claimant Place/Pesara Claimant)
Quay - Pengkalan (e.g. Weld Quay/Pengkalan Weld)
Road - Jalan (e.g. Perak Road/Jalan Perak)
Square - Medan (e.g. College Square/Medan Maktab; also used for some new square-shaped roads
that are not open squares, e.g. York Square/Medan York)
Street - Lebuh (e.g. Campbell Street/Lebuh Campbell)
Street Ghaut - Gat Lebuh (e.g. China Street Ghaut/Gat Lebuh China)
Terrace - Tingkat (e.g. Erskine Terrace/Tingkat Erskine)
The word "Ghaut" at the end of some street names reflects the fact that they are extensions of the original
streets beyond the original waterfront at Beach St with the reclamation of the Ghauts and the construction of
Weld Quay, ghat being a Hindi and Bengali word meaning a flight of steps leading down to a body of water.
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List of street names
This list is by no means exhaustive. Road name changes (as opposed to translations) are marked in green.
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English name
Official
Malay name
Etymology
Traditional
Malay
name
Hokkien name
Hokkien
etymology
Aboo Sittee
Lane
Lorong Abu
Siti
After Aboo Sittee
@ Mamak Pushi,
who founded the
Malay opera form
known as
bangsawan in
Penang in the
1870s
Lorong
Pushi, after
Mamak
Pushi

Sam-seng-hng
Gangsters lane
Acheen Street Lebuh Acheh
After the Arab
traders fromAcheh
who lived here.

Phah-chioh-ke
Koi-la-
Stone-breaking
street
Small high tower
(after the
four-storied
Gedung Atjeh at
the Beach St
corner)
Acheen Street
Ghaut
Gat Lebuh
Acheh

Phah-chioh-ke
l-thu

Koi-la- l-thu
Acheen St landing
place
Adams Road Jalan Adams
After Sir Arthur
Adams
(18611937),
lawyer and
Legislative
Councillor.
Ah Quee
Street
Lebuh Ah
Quee
After Capitan
China Chung Keng
Quee, who
presented it to the
Municipality
Lorong
Takia, after
the
kampong
formerly
there.
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A-ki-ke Ah Quee street
Amoy Lane Lorong Amoy
After the Hokkien
city of Amoy
Anson Road Jalan Anson
After Major-
General Sir
Archibald Anson,
Lieutenant-
Governor of
Penang
(18671882)
Argus Lane Lorong Argus
After Penangs first
independent
newspaper, the
Pinang Argus,

Sek-ln-n l-pa-
tng-a hng-
Lane behind the
Eurasian (Serani)
church (the
Roman Catholic
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English name
Official
Malay name
Etymology
Traditional
Malay
name
Hokkien name
Hokkien
etymology
published at Argus
House here from
1867 to 1873.
Church, now
Cathedral, of the
Assumption)
Argyll Road Jalan Argyll
Bang-ka-l
hng
Bengali (or Sikh)
lane
Ariffin Road Jalan Ariffin
After Haji Syed
Ariffin, a Muslim
alim in the 1880s
and 1890s
Armenian
Street
Lebuh
Armenian
After the Armenian
Orthodox Church
that was formerly
there.
W. of Cannon St
Phah-tng-ke
Copper-beaters
street
E. of Cannon St
Pn-thu-
kong-hng
Kin-gan-ke
Godslane, after
the Kong-si house
of the To Peh
Kong or Kin Tek
secret society
(formerly at the
junction of
Armenian & Pitt
Streets) there
Kin Tek society
origin street
Armenian
Street Ghaut
Gat Lebuh
Armenian

Pn-thu-kong-hng
l-thu
Armenian St
landing place
Arratoon
Road
Jalan
Arratoon
After the Armenian
merchant Arathoon
Anthony, the father
of A. A. Anthony
who founded the
Penang stock-
broking firm that
bears his name,
who came from
Shiraz in Persia to
Penang in 1819.
Ayer Itam
Road
Jalan Air
Itam
After the Ayer Itam
stream which flows
there
A-i
i-tm l
(phonetic)
Ayer Rajah
Road
Jalan Tunku
Abdul
Rahman
After the Telok
Ayer Rajah, the
bay between
George Town and
Tanjong Tokong.
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English name
Official
Malay name
Etymology
Traditional
Malay
name
Hokkien name
Hokkien
etymology
New Malay name
after Tunku Abdul
Rahman, first prime
minister of Malaya
(19571970), who
lived there.
Bagan Jermal
Road
Jalan Bagan
Jermal
After Bagan
Jermal, where it
leads
On-t-l Bay road
Batu
Lanchang
Road
Jalan Tan Sri
Teh Ewe Lim
After the area of
Batu Lancang.
Barrack Road
Jalan
Barrack
After the sepoy
barracks formerly
there
Peng-png-lBarrack road
Beach Street Lebuh Pantai
Self-describing.
The street formerly
ran along the
shoreline until the
construction of
Weld Quay.
N. of China St
Jalan
Gedung
"Warehouse
street"
Th-kh-ke Warehouse street
China St Chulia St
Kng--kha
Harbour entrance,
where the main
shipping business
was carried out
Chulia St Armenian St
Tiong-ke Middle street
Armenian St Acheen St
Toan-l-sn
Tuan Losin
(Tengku Syed
Hussein)s street
Acheen St Malay St
Phah-thh-ke Blacksmithsstreet
S. of Malay St
Ujong
Pasir
"Beach
end"
Si-be Village end
Biggs Road Jalan Biggs
After the Rev.
Louis Coutier
Biggs, colonial
chaplain in Penang
(188597), who
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English name
Official
Malay name
Etymology
Traditional
Malay
name
Hokkien name
Hokkien
etymology
founded the St
Georges Chinese
Mission (now St
Pauls Church)
Birch Road Jalan Birch
After James
Kortright Birch,
Resident
Councillor of
Penang
(19051906) and
Acting Resident
Councillor from (3
March 1897 -
August 1898, April
1901 - November
1902 and
19031905).
Bishop Street Lebuh Bishop
After the Roman
Catholic Bishop
Garnault, who was
brought by Francis
Light to Penang in
1786 from Kuala
Kedah after fleeing
persecution in
Ligor and Phuket.
His presbytery
stood here.
W. of King St
Sn-tek
kong-si-ke
Soon Teik
Association street
King St - Penang St

L-sng l-pa-
tng-chng
In front of the
Armenian (Luzon)
church formerly
there
E. of Penang St
Chhat-
bok-ke

Chh-kang-ke
Lacquerers street
Carpentersstreet
Boundary
Road
Jalan
Sempadan
Part of the road
formerly formed
part of the
boundary of the
City of George
Town
Brick Kiln
Road
Jalan
Gurdwara
After the brick kiln
formerly there. The
area was known as
Bakar Bata or
Chu--i.
New Malay name
after the Sikh
gurdwara there.
Bakar Bata
"Brick
Kiln"

Hong-chhia-l
Winnowing-
machine road,
after the
winnowing
machines used to
separate rice from
chaff.
Bridge Street Jalan C. Y. After the Anson North (Beach St) end
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English name
Official
Malay name
Etymology
Traditional
Malay
name
Hokkien name
Hokkien
etymology
Choy
Bridge over the
Prangin Ditch and
the bridge over the
Pinang River,
which it links. New
Malay name after
Cllr C. Y. Choy, the
last Mayor of
George Town
(19641966).
Ke-kng-
Past the Prangin
Ditch
Middle
Pang-lng Sawmill
South (Jelutong Rd) end

Sng-hng-bi-l
City god temple
road
Brown Road Jalan Brown
After David Brown
(17781825), an
early settler and
planter and at one
time the largest
landowner in
Penang, to whom a
memorial stands at
Padang Brown
(Dato Kramat
Gardens)
Buckingham
Street
Lebuh
Buckingham
After Richard
Temple-Grenville,
3rd Duke of
Buckingham and
Chandos, British
Colonial Secretary
(1867-8)
Sin-ke-tha
At the head of
Campbell St
Burmah Road Jalan Burma
After the Burmese
village (Kampong
Ava) at Burmah
Lane.
Jalan Kreta
Ayer
"Water-cart
road"
Chhia-
chi-l
Drawing-water
road, after the
aqueduct that ran
along the road (see
e.g. the Mesjid
Tarek Ayer there)
Campbell
Street
Lebuh
Campbell
After Sir George
William Robert
Campbell, Acting
Lieutenant-
Governor of
Penang
(18721873)
Jalan Nona
Bahru
"New
maidens
street"
Sin-ke
Sin-to-
mi-la
New street,
alternatively
(new prostitutes),
in
contradistinction
to Chulia St,
where the brothels
formerly were
New Chulia St
Cannon
Square
Medan
Cannon
After the cannon
that was brought in
by the Government
during the Penang
Riots in 1867 and
Ling-
san-tng-la
Within Leong San
Tong (the Khoo
Kongsi clanhouse)
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English name
Official
Malay name
Etymology
Traditional
Malay
name
Hokkien name
Hokkien
etymology
fired here, where
the members of the
Kin Tek society
were encamped.
Cannon Street
Lebuh
Cannon

To-chhng-khang
Cannonball-hole
Cantonment
Road
N. of Kelawei
Rd
After the military
cantonment
formerly
established at
Sepoy Lines, to
which it leads. The
new Malay name
of Cantonment
Road Ghaut is after
the Penang Malay
Association
(Persatuan Melayu
Pulau Pinang,
"Pemenang") there.
Jalan
Pemenang
S. of Kelawei
Rd
Jalan
Cantonment
Carnarvon
Lane
Lorong
Carnarvon
After Henry
Herbert, 4th Earl of
Carnarvon, British
Colonial Secretary
(1866-7,
18741878) at the
time of the Treaty
of Pangkor.
Km-kong-la
Within the village
(kampung)
Carnarvon
Street
Lebuh
Carnarvon
N. of Campbell St

To-mi-la hoi-ke
Chulia St cross
street
Campbell St - Acheen St
Hoan--
thing
Malay cemetery
S. of Acheen St
Lam-chhn-
S-ti
kong-si-ke
Tsap-
keng-chh
S-kak-ch
Swamp fields
Teoh clanhouse
street
Ten houses
Square well
Caunter Hall
Road
Jalan P.
Ramlee
After Caunter Hall,
the house of
George Caunter,
Acting
Superintendent of
Prince of Wales
Island (1797) who
was deputed to
Kedah to negotiate
the purchase of
Province Wellesley,
there. New Malay
name after
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English name
Official
Malay name
Etymology
Traditional
Malay
name
Hokkien name
Hokkien
etymology
Malayan filmmaker
P. Ramlee
Cecil Street Lebuh Cecil
After Sir Cecil
Clementi Smith,
Governor of the
Straits Settlements
(188793).
()
(Ke-kng- t)
Chhit-tia-l
7th road (past the
Prangin Ditch)
Ceylon Lane
Lorong
Ceylon
After the
Ceylonese
inhabitants
S-tsap-keng Forty houses
Cheapside Cheapside
After Cheapside, a
street in London
where one of the
citys main produce
markets was
located.
Che Em Lane
Lorong Che
Em
After Chee Eam @
Chu Yan, a
Chinese merchant
named as the
largest Chinese
property owner by
Francis Light in
1793. Known in
Tamil as Koli
Kadai Sandhu
Pak-kan-la
Within the town
(pekan)
China Street Lebuh China
After the Chinese
inhabitants
To-ke Main street
China Street
Ghaut
Gat Lebuh
China
To-ke
l-tha
Bng-san
l-tha
China St landing
place
(Khoo) Beng San
(shop) landing
place
Chowrasta
Road
Jalan
Chowrasta
After the
chowrasta or "four
crossroads" market
there

Kiet-lng- bn-san
(also Tamil St)
Indian market
Chow Thye
Road
Jalan Chow
Thye
After Loke Chow
Thye (died 1931), a
prominent Selangor
miner who was
educated at the
Penang Free
School.
Chulia Lane
Lorong
Chulia
After the Tamil
inhabitants, then
known as Chulias

Tsap-chht-keng
Seventeen houses,
after the row of
seventeen houses
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English name
Official
Malay name
Etymology
Traditional
Malay
name
Hokkien name
Hokkien
etymology
after the ancient
Tamil kingdom of
Chola
of the same size
there.
Chulia Street Lebuh Chulia
W. of Love Lane
G-kan-tng
Cattle pen
(kendang)
Love Lane - Pitt St
To-mi-la
Great archway,
after the two
archways into a
large compound
house formerly
here: see Sek
Chuan Lane
E. of Pitt St
L-ln-ke

Kiet-lng--ke (now
usually Market St)
(H. M.) Noordin
(shop) street
Indian street
Chulia Street
Ghaut
Gat Lebuh
Chulia

Kiet-lng--ke
l-tha
S-i -
kong-si-ke
Chh l-tha

To-chu-ch (also
Pitt St (middle))
Chulia St landing
place
Yeoh clanhouse
street
Firewood landing
place, where
firewood used to
be sold before
Maxwell Rd was
constructed
Great well, after
the big water tank
formerly there
Church Street Lebuh Gereja
After the
Portuguese
Eurasian church
located here in the
late 18th century.
G-hin-ke
Ghee Hin secret
society street,
after the
association house
that formerly
stood there.
Church Street
Ghaut
Gat Lebuh
Gereja

G-hin-ke l-tha
Chiu-lng
l-tha
Church St landing
place
Distillery landing-
place, after the
distillery operated
at the junction of
Church and Beach
Sts by the Opium
and Spirit Farm
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English name
Official
Malay name
Etymology
Traditional
Malay
name
Hokkien name
Hokkien
etymology
Offices.
Cintra Street Lebuh Cintra
After the
Portuguese town of
Cintra.
Sin-ke
hoi-ke

Phah-pha-ke
China St cross
street
Brothel street,
where the brothels
of the lowest type
were.
N. of Campbell St
Jt-pn-ke
Japanese (brothel)
street
Claimant
Place
Pesara
Claimant
Supposedly after
the claimant in the
Tichborne Case
Clarke Street Lebuh Clarke
After Major-
General Sir
Andrew Clarke,
Governor of the
Straits Settlements
(1873-5)
Clove Hall
Road
Jalan Clove
Hall
After the nearby
residence of the
Armenian Anthony
family (see
Arratoon Rd)
Codrington
Avenue
Lebuhraya
Codrington
After Stewart
Codrington,
President of the
Municipal
Commissioners of
George Town and
Acting Resident
Councillor of
Penang (1924)
Cross Street
Lebuh
Lintang
Self-describing. It
formerly crossed
from Gladstone Rd
to Magazone Rd.
Dato Kramat
Road
Jalan Dato'
Keramat
After the Dato
Kramat village, to
which it led, named
after an early-
18th-century
Muslim ascetic
W. of Patani Rd
S-khm-tim Four shops
E. of Patani Rd
Kam--hi
Mandarin orange
plantation, after a
former orange
plantation there.
The area was
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English name
Official
Malay name
Etymology
Traditional
Malay
name
Hokkien name
Hokkien
etymology
known in Malay as
Kebun Limau
Dickens
Street
Lebuh
Dickens
After John
Dickens, judge and
magistrate of
Prince of Wales
Island (appointed
1801)
Downing
Street
Lebuh
Downing
After Downing
Street in London,
the seat of
government.
Go-koan
Ta-jn-koan
Overseas Chinese
protectors office
Drury Lane Lorong Drury
After Drury Lane
in London (where
the Theatre Royal
is) because of the
Chinese theatre
there.
Sin-h-ti
New Chinese
theatre
Duke Street Lebuh Duke
After Prince
Alfred, Duke of
Edinburgh, who
visited and stayed
here in 1869.
Dundas Court
After Philip
Dundas,
Lieutenant-
Governor of
Penang
(18051807). The
road was formerly
a cul-de-sac
opposite Leith St
Ghaut, but was
demolished when
Northam Rd was
extended to create
the Farquhar
St-Northam Rd
one-way system.
W. of Fort
Point
Jalan Tun
Syed Sheh
Barakbah
Self-describing.
Fort Rd was the
eastern section of
the road leading
from the tip of the
cape, Fort Point, to

K-koan--kak (also
King Edward Place)
Old government
corner - see also
King Edward
Place. When
Gurney Drive was
built, it was called
The
Esplanade
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the Jubilee Clock
Tower roundabout.
Both The
Esplanade and Fort
Rd were joined
with the new road
built west of Duke
St to form a road
named after Tun
Syed Sheh
Barakbah,
Governor of
Penang
(19691975).
the new
Esplanade, or new
government
corner, even
though there are
no government
buildings there.
S. of Fort
Point
Fort Road
New section
W. of Duke St
Jalan Tun
Syed Sheh
Barakbah
Esplanade
Road
Jalan Padang
Kota Lama
Road leading from
Light St to the
Esplanade

Chha-p ha-ki-l
Grass field (cricket
ground) shorefront
road
Farquhar
Street
Lebuh
Farquhar
After R. T.
Farquhar,
Lieutenant-
Governor of
Penang
(18041805)
W. of Leith St
ng-m-l
(also Northam Rd, to
which it joins)
European road
Leith St - Love Lane
Lin-hoa-h
Sek-ln-
n-oh-chng
Lotus-flower
pond, after a
lotus-pond
formerly at the
side of the old St
Georges Girls
School, which was
filled up on
account of many
accidents
involving people
trying to get at the
lotus.
In front of the
Eurasian (Serani)
school (St Xaviers
Institution)
E. of Love Lane
ng-m-
oh-chng
In front of the old
Penang Free
School
Fish Lane Lorong Ikan
Kim-h-
-hng
Saltfish lane, lane
off Prangin Lane
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name
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Hokkien
etymology
Free School
Road
Jalan Free
School
After the new
Penang Free
School there.
Gaol Road Jalan Penjara
After the Penang
Gaol there.
Sin-kha-khu New prison
Gladstone
Road
Jalan
Gladstone
After William
Ewart Gladstone
(1809-98), British
prime minister. The
western end of
Gladstone Rd,
where it joined
Magazine Circus,
was demolished
with the
construction of
KOMTAR in 1985,
and the remainder
was demolished
around 2000 with
the building of
Prangin Mall.
Ho-chhia-lTram road
Glugor Road
Jalan Sultan
Azlan Shah
After the area of
Glugor, and the
19th century
Glugor Estate of
David Brown,
where it leads,
named after the
assam glugor
(tamarind) tree.
Gottlieb Road
Jalan
Gottlieb
After Felix Henry
Gottlieb, a lawyer
who served in the
Straits Settlements
government from
1846 to 1882
Green Hall
Jalan Green
Hall
Ton p-l
Ki-lin h
Mr (Tuan) Paddys
(land)
(phonetic)
Green Lane
Jalan Masjid
Negeri
Formerly
self-describing.
New Malay name
after the state
mosque there.
Chh-
chha-hng
Green grass lane
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etymology
Gurney Drive
Pesiaran
Gurney
After Sir Henry
Gurney, High
Commissioner of
the Federation of
Malaya
(19501951)
assassinated during
the Malayan
Emergency.

Sin-koan--kak
New Government
Office Corner, i.e.
New Esplanade.
Halfway
Road
Jalan Sekerat
Hargreaves
Road
Jalan
Hargreaves
After W
Hargreaves (died
1939), a former
principal of the
Penang Free
School.
Herriot Street
Lebuh
Herriot
After Stuart
Herriot, British
merchant who
wrote the petition
of the Capitan
China, Chung Keng
Kwee, and others
in 1872, asking for
British intervention
in Perak after the
Larut Riots.
()
(Ko-kng- t)
peh-tia-l
8th road (past the
Prangin Ditch)
Hogan Road Jalan Hogan
After R A D
Hogan, a
prominent Penang
lawyer in the 1870s
Hongkong
Street
Jalan Cheong
Fatt Tze
After the island of
Hong Kong. New
Malay name after
Cheong Fatt Tze,
19th century
merchant and
Chinese consul in
Penang, despite the
fact that the
famous Cheong
Fatt Tze mansion is
not here, but on
Leith St.
Hiang-
kng-ke
Hong Kong street
Hospital Road
Jalan
Hospital
After the Penang
General Hospital
P-chh-l Hospital road
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Malay
name
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Hokkien
etymology
there
Hutton Lane Jalan Hutton
After Dr Hutton,
one of the first
doctors in Penang,
who arrived in
1805.
Gia-ln-
a-teng
(phonetic)
Jahudi Road
Jalan Zainal
Abidin
After the former
Jewish inhabitants
and the Jewish
cemetery that is
still there.
Jelutong Road
Jalan
Jelutong
After the Jelutong
village at the
junction with Perak
Rd, named after
the Jelutong tree.
Jt-loh-
tong-l
(phonetic)
Town end
-tong
Lower Jelutong
road
Jelutong end
Tng-tong
Sing-tong
Upper Jelutong
road
id.
Kampong
Deli
Kampung
Deli
After the
inhabitants from
Deli, Medan.
Kampong
Kaka
Jalan
Kampung
Kaka
After the
Malabarese Muslim
(Kaka) inhabitants.
Kampong
Kolam
Jalan
Kampung
Kolam
After the large
granite pool that
stood there in the
compound of the
Kapitan Kling
mosque.
Kampong
Malabar
Lorong
Kampung
Malabar
After the
Malabarese
inhabitants
Jt-pn-
sin-l
New Japanese
road
Katz Street Lebuh Katz
After the importing
agents, Katz
Brothers Ltd,
established in
1864.
()
(Ko-kng- t)
lak-tia-l
6th road (past the
Prangin Ditch)
Kedah Road Jalan Kedah
After the
neighbouring
Malay state of
Kedah
Kampong
Melaka,
after the
kampong

Km-kong
m-lak-kah
Malaccan village.
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name
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Hokkien
etymology
there.
Kelawei Road
Jalan
Kelawai
FromKuala Awal,
the first estuary
west of George
Town
Keng Kwee
Street
Lebuh Keng
Kwee
After Capitan
China Chung Keng
Quee, who built the
street and
connected it with
Penang Rd.
[4]
Kng-ki-ke Keng Kwee street
Khoo Sian
Ewe Road
Jalan Khoo
Sian Ewe
After Khoo Sian
Ewe (1886-1964),
President of the
Penang Chinese
Town Hall,
philanthropist and
Straits Settlements
Legislative
Councillor
Kimberley
Street
Lebuh
Kimberley
After John
Wodehouse, 1st
Earl of Kimberley,
British Colonial
Secretary
(18701874,
18801882).
Soa-tha-ke
Ti-chiu-ke
M-so-ke
S-T-
kong-si-ke
Phah-soh-
-hng (also Rope
Walk)
Swatow street
Teochew street,
after the Teochew
prostitutes from
Swatow that
formerly worked
there
Rice-vermicelli
makersstreet
Teh clanhouse
street
Ropemakers street
King Edward
Place
Pesara King
Edward
After King Edward
VII (reigned
19011910)
() (K-)
koan--kak (also the
Esplanade)
(Old) government
corner. The old
Resident
Councillors Office
and Penang
Secretariat was a
U-shaped building
facing King
Edward Place,
with wings along
Beach St and Weld
Quay and backing
onto Downing St,
until it was
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Allied bombing
during the Second
World War. The
only remaining
wing of the
building is now
occupied by
Penang Religious
Affairs
Department on
Beach St.
King Street Lebuh King
After King George
III (reigned
17601820).
N. of Bishop St
Ka-keng-
chh-a
Behind the nine
houses
Bishop St China St

Ku-tang-to-ph-
kong-ke

-phin-kong-si-ke
Cantonese
Heavenly
Emperors street,
after the
Cantonese temple
there
Opium farm street,
after the Opium &
Spirit Farm Offices
at the junction
with China St
China St Market St

K-h-
seng-kong-si-ke
Old Ho Seng
secret society
street
S. of Market St

Kiet-lng--ke (also
Market St, formerly
also Chulia St (E. of
Pitt St))
Indian street
Kuala
Kangsar Road
Jalan Kuala
Kangsar
After the town of
Kuala Kangsar
Hoan--
h-hi-ke
Malay theatre
street
Kulim Lane Lorong Kulim
After the town of
Kulim
Bn-an-ti
Bng-h-ti
Ban An theatre
(Ong) Beng (Tek)s
theatre
Leith Street Lebuh Leith
After Major-
General Sir George
Leith, Lieutenant-
Governor of
Nyior
Cabang,
after the
palm trees
Siang-
h-chh-chng
In front of Siang
Hos house
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Malay
name
Hokkien name
Hokkien
etymology
Penang
(18001803). Leith
St Ghaut was
formerly known as
Martinas Lane,
after Martina
Rozells, mistress of
Francis Light, but
no longer appears
on maps.
that used to
line it.
Leith Street
Ghaut
Gat Lebuh
Leith
Light Street Lebuh Light
After Captain
Francis Light,
Founder of Penang
and first
Superintendent of
the colony
(17861794)
Po-l-kha
Entrance to the
Police Court, now
the Legislative
Assembly
buildings
Lines Road
Jalan S. P.
Chelliah
After army lines
(barracks) formerly
there.
Logan Road Jalan Logan
After James
Richardson Logan,
lawyer and editor
of the Pinang
Gazette, to whom
the Logan
Memorial in the
grounds of the
Supreme Court
Building on Light
St is dedicated.
Lorong
Salamat
Lorong
Selamat
Phng-an-ke Peace street
Love Lane Lorong Cinta
Sek-ln-
n-hng (also Muntri
St)

a-chhng-hng
Eurasian (Serani)
lane, after the
Portuguese
Eurasian
inhabitants
Love lane
MacAlister
Road
Jalan
MacAlister
After Colonel
Norman
MacAlister,
Governor of
Penang
(18071810)
Jalan
Bharu
Tiong-l
Middle road, being
the middle road of
the six roads that
met at Magazine
Circus.
MacAlister
Lane
Lorong
MacAlister
S-ng-
kong-si-a
Behind the Ong
clanhouse
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etymology
Macallum
Street
Lebuh
Macallum
After Colonel Sir
Henry McCallum,
Colonial Engineer
of the Straits
Settlements
(18841889)
()
(Ko-kng- t)
g-tia-l
5th road (past the
Prangin Ditch)
Madras Lane
Lorong
Madras
After the Indian
city of Madras
I-ka-l
Chh-l-tha
Oil mill road
Timber
landing-place
Magazine
Circus
After the
government
gunpowder depot
formerly there.
Simpang
Enam,
"Six-road
Junction"
G-pha-teng
Chhng-
ioh-keng
Lak-chh-l
Five-armed lamp
Gunpowder store
Six-road junction,
self-descriptive
until the
demolition of
Gladstone Rd and
the construction of
KOMTAR.
Magazine
Road
Jalan
Magazine
()
(Ko-kng-)
tha-tia-l
1st road (past the
Prangin Ditch)
Malay Street Lebuh Melayu
After the Malay
inhabitants
Thi-g-a
Thi-g-hng
Behind the cattle
slaughterhouse
Cattle
slaughterhouse
lane
Malay Street
Ghaut
Gat Lebuh
Melayu

Tha-g-hng l-tha
Malay St landing
place
Market Lane Lorong Pasar
After the Indian
market formerly at
Market St Ghaut.
Kng-hok-
k-hng
Penang Mutual
Improvement
Association lane
Market Street Lebuh Pasar

Kiet-lng--ke (also
King St (S. of Market
St), formerly also
Chulia St (E. of Pitt
St))
P-sat-ke
Indian street
Market (pasar)
street
Market Street
Ghaut
Gat Lebuh
Pasar
Sin-bn-san
New market
(bangsal)
Maxwell
Road
Jalan
Maxwell
After Sir William
Edward Maxwell,
Acting Resident
Councillor of
W. of Gladstone Rd

Khai-hng-b b-ka
Khie Heng Bee
ricemill
E. of Gladstone Rd
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Malay name
Etymology
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Malay
name
Hokkien name
Hokkien
etymology
Penang
(18861889)
Chh-ti
Kng--
k(also Prangin Rd
(W. of Sungei Ujong
Rd))
Firewood yard,
where firewood
was principally
sold
By the Prangin
Ditch
McNair Street
Lebuh
McNair
After Major John
Frederick
Adolphus McNair,
Acting Lieutenant-
Governor of
Penang
(18801884)
Moulmein
Close
Solok
Moulmein
After the Burmese
city of Moulmein
(now
Mawlamyaing)
Muda Lane Lorong Muda
After the Sungai
Muda (river)
Thi-ko-hng
Lepers lane, after
the lepers who
used to live here
on the charity of a
certain wealthy
Chinaman
Muntri Street Lebuh Muntri
Possibly after the
Mantri (minister)
of Larut, Ngah
Ibrahim bin Long
Jaafar

Lm-hoa-i -ke

Sin-hi-
lm-kong-si-ke
Sek-ln-
n-hng (also Love
Lane)
Lam Wah Ee
Hospital street,
after the hospital
formerly here
New Hainanese
association street
Eurasian (Serani)
lane, after the
inhabitants.
Nagore Road Jalan Nagore
After the Indian
city of Nagore
Nanking
Street
Lebuh
Nanking
After the Chinese
city of Nanking.
()
(Ke-kng- t)
chhit-tia-l
7th road (past the
Prangin Ditch)
New Lane Lorong Baru
Noordin
Street
Lebuh
Noordin
After H. M.
Noordin, Indian
Muslim Merchant
& one of the
founders of the
Kapitan Kling
Mosque.
()
(Ke-kng- t)
j-tia-l
2nd road (past the
Prangin Ditch)
Noordin
Street Ghaut
Gat Lebuh
Noordin
Th-ki-bo
ng-teng-kak
End of the
earthen-bridge
Red lamp corner,
after the red lamp
used to guide
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etymology
boats at sea
Northam
Road
Jalan Sultan
Ahmad Shah
New Malay name
after the 7th Yang
di-Pertuan Agong,
Sultan Ahmad Shah
of Pahang, who
visited Penang in
1982.
ng-m-l European road
E. of Transfer Rd
ng-m-
k-thing
Old European
cemetery, after the
old Protestant and
Roman Catholic
Cemetery there.
Pangkor Road
Jalan
Pangkor
After the Pangkor
Treaty of 1874
Peel Avenue
Lebuhraya
Peel
After Sir William
Peel, Resident
Councillor of
Penang (1925-6),
later Governor of
Hong Kong
Penang Road Jalan Penang
After Penang
About Chulia St
Tia-lng-ke
Gallows street,
where criminals
were formerly
hanged
About Chowrasta Market
K-kha-khu

Lng-chiak-
chh-chng
Old prison
In front of Lng
Chiaks house
About Prangin Ditch
Tia-ki-tha
Drawbridge head,
after the bridge
that formerly
spanned the
Prangin Ditch (see
e.g. the Mesjid Titi
Papan) there
About the Magazine

Lng-chhia-
tng-pi-koan
Rickshaw
signboard office,
after the rickshaw
registration office
Penang Street
Lebuh
Penang
N. of Bishop St
Ki-tang-ke

Ka-keng-chh
Cantonese street
Nine houses
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Malay
name
Hokkien name
Hokkien
etymology
Bishop St - Market St
M-ku-ke
Macau /
Cantonese street
S. of Market St
Che-ti-ke
Chettiar street,
after the Chettiar
money-lenders
who operated
there
Peirce Road Jalan Peirce
After the
Municipal Engineer
of Penang in the
1890s
Perak Road Jalan Perak
After the sultanate
of Perak
To-l-a
Behind MacAlister
Road
Phee Choon
Lane
Lorong Phee
Choon
Phi-chn-l Phee Choon road
Pigott Road Jalan Pigott
After F J Pigott,
Colonial Engineer
and Surveyor-
General of the
Straits Settlements
(1905-21)
Pinhorn Road
Jalan
Pinhorn
After R H Pinhorn,
headmaster of the
Penang Free
School (190521)
Pitt Lane Lorong Pitt
After William Pitt
the Younger, who
was British prime
minister when
Penang was
founded
(17831801, and
again in
1804-1806). The
new Malay name
of Pitt St is after
the Kapitan Kling
mosque there,
despite the fact
that the street is
also home to St
Georges Church,
the Goddess of

Ti-chiu-kong-si-a
Teochew
association street
Pitt Street
Jalan Masjid
Kapitan
Keling
The
junction
with Chulia
St is known
as Simpang
Lelong
("Auction
Junction")
after the
public
auctions
that were
carried out
here.
N. of China St
Koan-im-
tng-chng, also
Kolam tng-chng
In front of the
Goddess of Mercy
temple
China St - Chulia St
To-ba-la
Big police station
(balai), after the
Pitt St Police
Station
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Hokkien
etymology
Mercy Temple
(Taoist) and the
Mahamariamman
Temple (Hindu), all
dating back to the
earliest years of
George Town and
indicative of its
religious diversity.
S. of Chulia St
I-kha

To-chu-ch (also
Chulia St Ghaut)
Beneath the
coconut trees
Great well
Prangin Lane
Lorong
Prangin
After the Prangin
River (now Ditch)
along Prangin Rd
Kim-h-ti Saltfish yard
Prangin Road
Jalan Dr Lim
Chwee Leong
W. of Sungei Ujong Rd
G-chhia-ke
Kng--k
(also Maxwell Rd)
Bullock-cart street
By the Prangin
Ditch
Sungei Ujong Rd - Carnarvon St

Khai-hng-b-ke
Khie Heng Bee
(shop) street
E. of Carnarvon St

Hi-chiu-kong-si-ke
On-tha-
Huichew
association street
Little turning
Presgrave
Street
Lebuh
Presgrave
After Edward
Presgrave, who
founded the law
firm of Presgrave
& Matthews on
Beach St in 1898.
()
(Ke-kng- t)
sa-tia-l
3rd street (past the
Prangin Ditch)
Pykett
Avenue
Lebuhraya
Pykett
After the Rev. G. F.
Pykett, headmaster
of the Anglo-
Chinese School,
Penang
(18921932)
Queen Street Lebuh Queen
After Queen
Charlotte (consort
to King George III
1761-1818)
Gedung
Rumput
"Hay barn"
Tsap-j-keng
K-h-
hap-si-ke
Twelve houses,
after twelve
houses of the same
height there
Old Ho Hup
society street
Race Course
Road
Jalan Lumba
Kuda
After the Penang
Turf Club
racecourse there
To-chhi-
hi-l
Big vegetable farm
road
Rangoon
Road
Jalan
Rangoon
After the Burmese
capital, Rangoon.
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Official
Malay name
Etymology
Traditional
Malay
name
Hokkien name
Hokkien
etymology
Residency
Road
Jalan
Residensi
After the
Residency, the
official residence
of the British
Resident
Councillor and now
of the Governor of
Penang, to which it
leads.
J-ng-
chh-l
Second kings
house road. The
Governor of the
Straits Settlements
in Singapore was
the "first king";
the Resident
Councillor of
Penang the
"second king".
Rope Walk
Jalan Pintal
Tali
After the ropewalk
there, where rope
was made from
coconut fibres.

Phah-soh-hng (also
Kimberley St)
G-hok-ke
Ropemakers lane
Ghee Hock society
street
S. of Kimberley St
Ien-tng-l
Kerosene-lamp
tube road
Ross Road Jalan Ross
After Frederick
John Caunter Ross,
who founded the
Penang law firm of
Logan & Ross in
1874
Sandilands
Street
Lebuh
Sandilands
After G. M.
Sandilands, a
British trader who
co-founded
Lorraine,
Sandilands & Co.
in Penang in 1859
()
(Ke-kng- t)
ka-tia-l
9th road (past the
Prangin Ditch)
Scotland
Road
Jalan
Scotland
Whimsically so
called because of
the estates there of
Captain James
Scott, business
partner of Captain
Francis Light, the
founder of Penang.
Ba-tu-
gan-tong
Batu Gantong,
after the
overhanging rock
there.
Scott Road
Jalan D. S.
Ramanathan
After James Scott,
a companion of
Francis Light and
founder of
Jamestown (now
Bayan Lepas).
New Malay name
after Cllr D. S.
Ramanathan, the
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English name
Official
Malay name
Etymology
Traditional
Malay
name
Hokkien name
Hokkien
etymology
first Mayor of the
City of George
Town (1957).
Seh Tan Court
Halaman Seh
Tan
After the Tan clan
association there
S-tn-
kong-si
Tan clanhouse
Seck Chuan
Lane
Lorong Sek
Chuan

To-mi-la la
Within the great
archway, the lane
being one of two
entrances to a big
compound house
there over which
there was a large
archway.
Sepoy Lines
Road
Jalan Sepoy
Lines
After the Indian
sepoy barracks
formerly there
Soo Hong
Lane
Lorong Soo
Hong
After Khoo Soo
Hong, a founding
senator on the
Khoo Kongsi board
in 1851
Sri Bahari
Road
Jalan Sri
Bahari
After the Sri Kunj
Bihari Temple
established on
Penang Rd by
Bihari members of
the Bengali
Regiment of the
East India
Company, whose
endowment
included houses on
this road
Stewart Lane
Lorong
Stewart
After the Eurasian
Stewart family who
lived there
Koan-im-
tng-a

Sam-pn-hng
Behind the
Goddess of Mercy
temple
Boat lane
Sungei Ujong
Road
Jalan Sungai
Ujong
After the district of
Sungai Ujong in
Negeri Sembilan
H-chio-ti
Bn-tek-
hong-l
Pepper yard
Bn Tek Hong
(pepper yard) road
Tamil Street Lebuh Tamil
After the Tamil
inhabitants

Kiet-lng- bn-san
(also Chowrasta Rd)
Indian market
Tek Soon
Street
Lebuh Tek
Soon
After Cheah Tek
Soon, a prominent
19th century
Chh-ti-a
Tek-sn l
Behind Maxwell
Rd (E. of
Gladstone Rd)
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English name
Official
Malay name
Etymology
Traditional
Malay
name
Hokkien name
Hokkien
etymology
Chinese
businessman and
opium farmer.
Tek Soon road
Tengku Kudin
Road
Jalan Tengku
Kudin
After Tunku
Dhiauddin ibni
Almarhum Sultan
Zainul Rashid
(Tunku Kudin),
crown prince of
Kedah and Viceroy
of Selangor at the
time of the Treaty
of Pangkor (1874),
who settled in
Penang after being
exiled from Kedah
(see also Udini Rd)
To Aka Lane
Lorong Toh
Aka

Km-kong-
la-hoa-l

Phah-thih-ke hng-
Carnarvon Street
cross street
Little lane off
Beach St (Acheen
St - Malay St)
Transfer Road
Jalan
Transfer
After the transfer
of the Straits
Settlements from
the Government of
British India to the
administration of
the Colonial Office
in 1867.
Tek-sn-
chh-pi-ke
Street by Tek
Soons house
Tye Sin Street Lebuh Tye Sin
After Foo Tye Sin,
a commissioner
into the causes of
the 1867 Penang
Riots.
()
(Ke-kng- t)
s-tia-l
4th road (past the
Prangin Ditch)
Udini Road Jalan Udini
After Tunku
Dhiauddin ibni
Almarhum Sultan
Zainul Rashid
(Tunku Kudin),
crown prince of
Kedah and Viceroy
of Selangor at the
time of the Treaty
of Pangkor (1874),
who settled in
Penang after being
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English name
Official
Malay name
Etymology
Traditional
Malay
name
Hokkien name
Hokkien
etymology
exiled from Kedah
(see also Tengku
Kudin Rd)
Union Street Lebuh Union
Possibly after the
Union of Great
Britain and Ireland
(18011922)
Po-l-a
Behind the Police
Courts (now the
Legislative
Assembly
buildings)
Vermont
Road
Jalan
Vermont
After J F B
Vermont, a leader
of the European
community in
Penang in the
1880s and 1890s.
Victoria
Green Road
Jalan Padang
Victoria
After Victoria
Green, the grounds
of Chinese
Recreation Club
which boast a
statue of Queen
Victoria, there.
Victoria Street
Lebuh
Victoria
After Queen
Victoria (reigned
18361901),
Queen and
Empress of India.
Ha-ki-
sin-l(also Weld
Quay)
New road by the
waterfront
Waterfall
Road
Jalan Air
Terjun
After the waterfall
in the neighbouring
Penang Botanic
Gardens
A-ek-
t-ln
Ayer Terjun,
waterfall.
Weld Quay
Pengkalan
Weld
After Sir Frederick
Weld, Governor of
the Straits
Settlements
(18801887)
Sin-ha-
ki-ke
Ha-ki-
sin-l(also Victoria
St)
New-waterfront
street
New road by the
waterfront
Western Road Jalan Utama
English name
self-describing. The
Residency of the
Governor is here,
and the new Malay
name means
"principal road",
after the style of
the Governor, Tuan
Yang Terutama,
literally "most
ng-m-
sin-thing

Png-an-hng
Sai-hoa-hng
New European
cemetery
Peace lane
Western grand
lane
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English name
Official
Malay name
Etymology
Traditional
Malay
name
Hokkien name
Hokkien
etymology
principal
lord/master", which
is used in place of
the English style
"His Excellency".
York Road Jalan York
After the English
city of York.
Whimsically so
called because it
leads to Scotland
Rd.
Districts in George Town
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Name Etymology Hokkien name Hokkien etymology
Bakar Bata
After the brick kiln
formerly there
Chu--i Brick kiln
Dato Kramat
Possibly after a Datuk
Keramat shrine there.
S-khm-tim
Four shops, the name of
DatoKramat Rd (W. of
Patani Rd)
Dhoby Ghaut
After the laundrymen
(Hindustani: dhobi) who
used to work there. The
original Dhobi Ghat is in
Bombay.
S-p-ki Washermens bridge
Jalan Bharu New road Tiong-l
Middle road, the name of
MacAlister Rd
Kampong Bharu New village To-chhi-kha Under the big trees
Kebun Limau Lime/lemon plantation Kam--hi
Mandarin orange
plantation, the name of
DatoKramat Rd (E. of
Patani Rd).
Pulau Tikus
Rat island, the name of
the small islet off the
coast.
Ph-l-ti-kut (phonetic)
Rifle Range
After the rifle range
formerly there
Phah-chhng-p Rifle range
Sepoy Lines
After the sepoy barracks
formerly there
Si-pa-p Sepoy field
Tarek Ayer
Drawing water, after the
aqueduct that ran along
Burmah Rd
G-chhia-chu Bullock-cart water
Titi Papan
Plank bridge, after the
bridge over the Prangin
Ditch.
Tia-ki-tha
Suspension-bridge head,
the name of Penang Rd
(about the Prangin
Ditch).
Ujong Pasir End of the sand Si-be
End of the village, the
name of Beach St (S. of
Malay St)
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English name
Malay
(current
official) name
Etymology Hokkien name Hokkien etymology
Fettes Road Jalan Fettes
After J. D. Fettes, the
engineer of the
Guillemard reservoir
built there in 1929.
Chu-t-l Reservoir road.
Mount Erskine
Road
Jalan Mount
Erskine
Mount Erskine (350 ft)
was owned by John
James Erskine, Judge
and Member of the
Council, so-called
"Second King of
Penang", who came to
the island in 1805.
Ph-hn-soa
White cloud
mountain
Vale of Tempe
Road
Jalan Lembah
Permai
After the Greek Vale of
Tempe; the Malay
name is a semi-calque
which means "Peaceful
Valley".
Summit Road
Jalan Sultan
Yahya Petra
Self-descriptive: the
road at the summit of
Penang Hill.
See also
List of roads in Kuala Lumpur
List of roads in Petaling Jaya
References
City Council of George Town, Penang Past and Present 1786-1963: A Historical Account of the City of
George Town since 1786, Penang: 1966.
Khoo Su Nin, Streets of George Town Penang (4th ed.), Penang: 2007, ISBN 983-9886-00-2
Lo Man Yuk, Chinese Names of Streets in Penang, Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society,
Singapore: January 1900.
S Durai Raja Singam, Malayan Place Names, 1938.
Penang Travel Tips, George Town Walking Tours (http://www.penang-traveltips.com/george-town-walking-
tours.htm) Accessed November 2008.
The Penang File [1] (http://thepenangfileb.bravepages.com/nov-2003/histr313.htm) [2]
(http://thepenangfileb.bravepages.com/jan-2004/histr323.htm) [3] (http://thepenangfileb.bravepages.com
/mar-2004/histr333.htm) [4] (http://thepenangfileb.bravepages.com/may-2004/histr343.htm)
Notes
^
a b c
Tan Sin Chow (2008-07-22). "Gerakan puts up road names in Chinese as reminders to state govt"
(http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/7/22/nation/21882573). The Star Online. Retrieved
2008-07-25.
1.
^ "Multilingual road signs put up to boost Penangs tourism" (http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=
/2008/11/22/nation/2617837&sec=nation). The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 2008-12-31.
2.
^ Chinese Names of Streets in Penang by Lo Man Yuk, Commissioned by the Secretary, Journal of the Straits
Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society June 1899, pg 198
3.
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^ Chinese Names of Streets in Penang by Lo Man Yuk, Commissioned by the Secretary, Journal of the Straits
Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society June 1899, pg 210
4.
External links
Media related to Streets in Penang at Wikimedia Commons
Bilingual list of Penang street names (http://www.penangmedia.com/cms/lishi/2/1.html) including
Hokkien and Cantonese names (incomplete): A (http://www.penangmedia.com/cms/lishi/2006/0215
/article_12.html), B (http://www.penangmedia.com/cms/lishi/2006/0215/article_13.html), C
(http://www.penangmedia.com/cms/lishi/2006/0215/article_14.html), D
(http://www.penangmedia.com/cms/lishi/2006/0215/article_15.html)
WikiMapias satellite/hybrid view of George Town streets (http://www.wikimapia.org
/#lat=5.4163499&lon=100.3356028&z=16&l=0&m=h&v=2)
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