Penang heritage event takes off; CHONG KAH YUAN & CAVINA LIM; The Star Online


Malaysia – Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca

GEORGE TOWN: The first day of the George Town Heritage Celeb­rations 2017 unveiled the historical parts of the city during a heritage trail around one of its busiest areas – the Chowrasta Market.

The route, led by facilitator Khor Muling, covers popular sites such as Tamil Street, Kuala Kangsar Road, Cintra Street, Campbell Street and Penang Road.

“There are many shops with traditional trades here. A street can have many names according to the people who have lived there before.

“For example, Cintra Street is also known as Jit Pun Huan Kay or Phah Phau Kay to locals in reference to the place the Japanese frequented to look for geishas,” said Khor at the “Walky Talky George Town” trail yesterday.

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