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Chinatown, Penang

Chinatown - Penang, Malaysia
Lebuh Campbell, George Town, Malaysia 10100Map
+60 4 262 0202

Penang's Chinatown has its heart at Lebuh Campbell and is marked out by Jalan Penang, Jalan Magazine and the coast fronts. Pre-war shop houses predominate, most are around a century old and face the unsympathetic repeal of rent control. The weight of a heritage, an entrenched way of life, combining business and living quarters in the same premises, lends a uniqueness of character that is an irreplaceable anchor to the community. The degree of authenticity is such that the existing street architecture needed no makeup for its part in a movie set in nineteenth century Siam.

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