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Kuantan Road, George Town

Jalan Kuantan, George Town

Jalan Kuantan is a short road off Dato' Keramat Road within the George Town city centre. It was named after the town of Kuantan on the eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

Kuantan Road sign, George Town

Jalan Kuantan road sign

The road was created in the late 19th. century, as George Town was expanding westwards. The slightly curvy road runs between Dato' Keramat Road and Jalan Kajang to the south.

Etymology

Jalan Kuantan was named after the town of Kuantan on the eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Kuantan is the capital of the Sultanate of Pahang, one of Malaysia's 13 component states.

History

Jalan Kuantan was created towards the end of the 19th. century, as George Town was expanding outwards towards the western direction.

An Art Deco-styled market was built along the road in the early 20th. century. Today, the bustling Jalan Kuantan market is packed with shoppers every morning.

Timesway Restaurant, Kuantan Road, George Town

The curry mee stall in front of the Timesway Restaurant at the junction between Jalan Kuantan and Dato' Keramat Road reputedly serves among the best Penang curry mee.

Food

Penang curry mee

A bowl of Penang curry mee

Jalan Kuantan is home to a famous curry mee stall. It opens every morning just outside the Timesway Restaurant at the junction between Jalan Kuantan and Dato Keramat Road. Even the current Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng, patronised the stall once.

The road is also the place to be to try char hor fun, another Chinese noodle dish, in the evenings.

  • Timesway Restaurant
  • Lok Yen Coffee Shop

Political Representation

Penang State Government

Western side

N.29 Dato Keramat State Assemblyman : Jagdeep Singh Deo (Democratic Action Party)

Eastern side

N.28 Komtar State Assemblyman : Teh Lai Heng (Democratic Action Party)

Malaysian Federal Parliament

P.049 Tanjong Member of Parliament : Ng Wei Aik (Democratic Action Party)

References

  1. http://www.penang-traveltips.com/kuantan-road.htm

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