Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce





          
Chinese Chamber of Commerce, PenangChinese Chamber of Commerce, Penang (16 September, 2014)


The Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce (GPS: 5.42012, 100.34168) building at 3, 5, 7, 9 & 11 Light Street is a heritage building in George Town, Penang.

The first phase of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce wraps around the corner from Penang Street to Light Street with a colonnaded five-foot way on the outside. It was designed by a local architect, Chew Eng Eam in 1926. On the rooftop is an open air verandah with splended views of the greens of Esplanade or Padang Kota. The building carries ornamentations in the form of urns, corbels, terrace balustrades and mock Tudor gable.

Chinese Chamber of Commerce BuildingChinese Chamber of Commerce Building, as seen from the Esplanade field (1 May, 2015)


Chinese Chamber of Commerce BuildingChinese Chamber of Commerce Building (1 May, 2015)



Updates on the Chinese Chamber of Commerce Building

April, 2015: The wing of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce facing King Street now houses The Chambers Hotel Penang.

Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce BuildingPenang Chinese Chamber of Commerce Building, restoration nearing completion (24 May, 2014)


Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce BuildingPenang Chinese Chamber of Commerce Building (24 May, 2014)


Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce BuildingThe Chinese Chamber of Commerce Building, Penang Street façade (24 May, 2014)


Corridor of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce BuildingFive foot way corridor of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce Building on Penang Street (24 May, 2014)


Corridor of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce BuildingFive foot way corridor of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce Building on Light Street (24 May, 2014)


Penang Street wing of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce buildingPenang Street wing of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce building (24 May, 2014)


King Street wing of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce BuildingKing Street wing of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce Building (24 May, 2014)


The Chinese Chamber of Commerce building is located on the opposite side of Penang Street from Foo Tye Sin Mansion, which was owned by one of the wealthiest persons in Penang in the late 19th century.

The second phase of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce complex wraps from Light Street to King Street. This wing was designed in the Art Moderne style, combining the Moderne style with elements of the Art Deco.

Chinese Chamber of Commerce Building, before restoration

Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce Building (21 August, 2011)


Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce Phase 2 in the Art Moderne style (21 August, 2011)

The Chinese Chamber of Commerce is on the map of Light Street

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