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Klang Street, George Town, Penang

Klang Street, George Town

Lebuh Klang is a very short no-through lane within the George Town's UNESCO World Heritage Site. It branches south out of Stewart Lane and is lined with pre-war shophouses, thus still retaining the ambience of colonial era George Town.

Klang Street sign, George Town, Penang

Lebuh Klang sign

Etymology

Lebuh Klang was named after the town of Klang in the Sultanate of Selangor, the state surrounding the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. Notably, both Kuala Lumpur and Klang, as well as several other cities and towns within the Klang Valley, make up part of the Greater Kuala Lumpur Conurbation, Malaysia's largest metropolitan area.

Indian Boatman wall mural, Klang Street, George Town, Penang

Indian Boatman wall mural, at Lebuh Klang, was painted by Julia Volchkova in 2014.

Street Art

The 'Indian Boatman' wall mural was drawn by Russian artist, Julia Volchkova, was completed in 2014. Featuring an old Indian man rowing a boat, it is a reference to Stewart Lane's past, which was once known as the Boat Alley and was where harbour coolies resided.

Political Representation

Penang State Government

N.26 Padang Kota State Assemblyman : Chow Kon Yeow (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/klang-street.htm

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