Tua Pek Kong
This recently renovated structure, resplendent in red, gold and polished black columns, has quite a few more aliases, such as Hock Teik...
Cheah Kongsi is home to the oldest Straits Chinese clan association in Penang. Besides serving as a temple and assembly hall, this...
The Khoo are a successful clan, and their eponymous clanhouse is the most impressive one in George Town Guided tours begin at the stone...
Cozy in the Rocket
Named after the owners Hong and Yen's favourite song, this arty, airy place offers a winning combo of a courtyard garden, good coffee,...
Pint-sized Amelie does a short but revolving menu of pasta standards – think spaghetti carbonara or gnocchi with sausage – supplemented...
Lebuh Armenia information
Although this street is named for Penang's Armenian population (such as the famous Sarkies who established the Eastern & Oriental Hotel), there's no evidence that any Armenians actually ever lived here. In the early 1800s the street was known as Malay Lane from a kampung settlement here, and later the Chinese named it pak thang-ah kay (copper worker's street) because this is where brass- and copperwares were sold.
It later became a centre for Chinese secret societies and was one of the main fighting stages of the 1867 Penang riots.