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Clarke Street


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Clarke Terrace, a row of restored shophouses now adapted as a boutique hotel (9 January, 2011)



Clarke Street or Lebuh Clarke is a small street in George Town. It connects Hutton Lane to Argyll Road. Clarke Street also forms a junction with Dato Koyah Road which originally might have been an intersection, as the section of Dato Koyah Road between Clarke Street and Transfer Road has now been reduced to a small lane.

Sights along Clarke Street

Sights along Clarke Street

  1. Clarke Terrace
    Row of restored townhouses serving as guest rooms to Hotel Penaga.
  2. Hotel Penaga (GPS: 5.41989, 100.33064)
    Heritage-themed hotel at the junction with Hutton Lane.
  3. Nasi Kandar Pokok Ketapang (GPS: 5.4198, 100.33083)
    Nasi kandar shop at junction of Clarke Street and Hutton Lane.
  4. Simple Cafe (GPS: 5.42018, 100.33105)
    Cafe at the junction of Clarke Street and Dato Koyah Road.

About Clarke Street

Clarke Street was name after Sir Andrew Clarke (1824-1902), who served as the Governor of the Straits Settlements between 4 November 1873 and 7 May 1875. Clarke is best remembered as the government who presided over the signing of the Treaty of Pangkor in 1874.

Clarke was generally popular with the local population, but had his reputation dented by the murder of J.W.W. Birch, the first Resident of Perak. In a way, he took the blame for not taking seriously the letter which Sultan Abdullah of Perak had sent him, complaining about Birch's rudeness against Malay rulers and customs. If he had acted on the complaint, the murder might not have taken place. For that reason, he chose to retire early. Nevertheless, his name is immortalized not only at Clarke Street in Penang, but also Clarke Quay in Singapore.

Lebuh Clarke road sign (9 January, 2011)

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