Anson Road, George Town, Penang (25 November, 2012)
Anson Road, or Jalan Anson (Traditional/Simplified Chinese: 安順路; Pinyin: Ānshùn Lù), is a major road in George Town, Penang. It starts at the cross-road with Burmah Road and Larut Road, and ends at the junction with Perak Road. Along the way, Anson Road is intersected by the traffic junction of Macalister Road as well as several minor roads.
Anson Road was named after Colonel (later Major) Archibald Edward Harbord Anson, the Lieutenant Governor of Penang from 1867 to 1871, and Acting Governor of the Crown Colony of the Straits Settlements in 1877. Anson Road in Singapore was also named after him. When it was created around 1877, Anson Road forms the old town limit at that time.
Penang Buddhist Association, one of the sights along Anson Road (4 February, 2006)
As you drive along Anson Road today, you will pass new government offices on the left and Tenaga Nasional office on the right side, between Burmah Road and Macalister Road. The head office of Ghee Hiang Biscuits is at the junction facing Macalister Road. After the Macalister Road junction, you pass by the Anson Road Market on your left. The road curves gently right as it approaches Perak Road. On the left is Padang Brown and the Brown Memorial while on the right is the Penang Buddhist Association.
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