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Kampung Kaka, George Town, Penang

Kampung Kaka, George Town

Kampung Kaka is a very short street within George Town's UNESCO World Heritage Site. The straight street links Carnavon Street to the southwest with Kampung Kolam to the northeast.

As with the adjacent Kampung Kolam, Kampung Kaka was once a village settled by Indian Muslims from southern India. However, the village was wiped out by the mid-20th. century. It remains as a short street to this day.

Kampung Kaka sign, George Town, Penang

A bilingual Kampung Kaka sign, featuring its Tamil name.

Etymology

Kampung Kaka, or 'Kaka Village' in Malay, referred to the Malabari Muslim settlement that used to exist here. The term Kaka was used to politely refer to Malabari Muslims from southwestern India.

History

The settlement populated by Malabari Muslims had existed around the current street up to the turn of the 20th. century, when the village was gradually replaced with shophouses.

Today, Kampung Kaka is just another street within the heart of George Town, serving as an alternative route towards Kampung Kolam and on towards Pitt Street.

Political Representation

Penang State Government

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/kampung-kaka.htm

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