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Ah Quee Street


Ah Quee Street today (22 November 2008)


Ah Quee Street , or Lebuh Ah Quee, is one of two streets in George Town named after Kapitan China Chung Keng Kwee. It was presented by the Kapitan to the Municipality of George Town around the turn of the 20th century. To create the street, Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee, who was also known as Ah Quee, had his shophouse fronting Beach Street demolished.

Ah Quee Street runs from Beach Street to emerge at Pitt Street (Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling) opposite Buckingham Street. It ran through a Malay village that used to be there, called Kampung Takia, and for that reason, it was initially known as Lorong Takia.

Map of Ah Quee Street

Street Art on Ah Quee Street

  1. "Ah Quee?" Sculpture, by Reggie Lee (GPS: 5.41556, 100.33841)
  2. "Boy on a Bike", by Ernest Zacharevic (GPS: 5.41535, 100.3389)
  3. "Kandar" Sculpture, by Tang Mun Kian
  4. "Little Boy with Pet Dinosaur", by Ernest Zacharevic (GPS: 5.41542, 100.33882)
  5. "Minion Rickshawman" Street Art
  6. "The Real Bruce Lee Would Never Do This" Mural, by Artists for Stray Animals (GPS: 5.41553, 100.33907)

Sights along Ah Quee Street

  1. Lim Kongsi (GPS: 5.41565, 100.33828)
  2. Madrasah Hamid Arabi (GPS: 5.41575, 100.33814)

Eateries along Ah Quee Street

  1. Lean Thye (GPS: 5.41558, 100.33867)
  2. Maj Muslim Food (GPS: 5.4158, 100.33807)

Businesses on Ah Quee Street

Ah Quee Street on Google Street View



Ah Quee StreetAh Quee Street, looking towards the junction of Pitt Street (12 May, 2013)


Ah Quee Street junstion with Beach Street at night (1 July, 2012)

In Other Words ...

Ah Quee Street is called Ah1 Kui1 Kay1 (Traditional Chinese: 阿貴街, Simplified Chinese: 阿贵街) in Hokkien and Lorong Takia in vernacular Malay.

Lebuh Ah Quee road sign (12 November 2008)

Getting there

Using the Weld Quay Ferry & Bus Terminal as starting point, cross Pengkalan Weld using the pedestrian bridge. Turn left and walk along Pengkalan Weld until the junction of Gat Lebuh Chulia. Turn right into Gat Lebuh Chulia. Walk along Gat Lebuh Chulia. At the junction with Lebuh Pantai, Gat Lebuh Chulia becomes Lebuh Chulia. Cross Lebuh Chulia to its other side. Continue along Lebuh Chulia until the junction of Lorong Pitt. Turn left into Lorong Pitt. Ah Quee Street (Lebuh Ah Quee) is at the end of Lorong Pitt.

Ah Quee Street plaque (12 November 2008)

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