Timothy Tye's Travel Encyclopedia
19 China Street, George Town

Check Hotel Room Rates in Penang

19 China Street, George Town, Penang (15 September, 2012)

19 China Street is a three-storey shophouse in George Town, Penang. It dates back to the mid-19th century. It was built with a full length of timber shutters or jalousies across the second and third floors. The spandrel on the second floor bears the company inscription while that on the third floor is plain.

The front façade of 19 China Street was resurfaced with Shanghai plaster in the early 20th century, but was painted over more recently. Part of the surfacing has peeled off to reveal bare bricks underneath. The gable spots a stucco ornamentation in bas-relief. The third floor has a pair of full-length windows comprising jalousies and lower panels. When I viewed the building in Oct 2012, it was fenced up and may possibly undergo restoration in the near future.

Description of architectural features on 19 China Street (15 September, 2012)


Heritage Buildings of Penang Island, by the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP), 1994.

 Visiting Penang? Look for your hotel room over here!

You can look for and book your hotel room direct from this website. Simply click here or use the search box below. You can filter the results based on your requirement, everything from five star hotels to homestays and more.

 Latest Pages | Halaman Terkini

 List of 728 Streets in Penang

 List of 3435 Sights in Penang

 Penang Video Showcase

 Coming soon: Penang's own water theme park - see video!

 Take a cruise on the SuperStar Libra from Penang's Swettenham Pier!- see video!

All about me

Thank you for visiting my travel encyclopedia. I started it in 2003, and today it has over twenty thousand pages, all written by me. My name is , you can call me Tim. I am a full-time website author writing only my own website, to describe things and places I am curious about. To know more about me, go to www.timothytye.com I have been living at home writing my websites full time since 2007. I describe my alternative lifestyle in my Happy Jobless Guy website.

As a Christian, I hope that through this website, I am able to deliver God's Good News to people all over the world.

If you wish to contact me, please submit the contact form. Thanks again, don't forget to follow me on Facebook!

Copyright © 2003-2017 Timothy Tye. All Rights Reserved.