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Dickens Street

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Dickens Street (30 November 2008)

Dickens Street, or Lebuh Dickens, is a short one-way street linking Penang Road with Transfer Road. Traffic on the street moves in one direction from Penang Road towards Transfer Road. Dickens Street was named after John Dickens, a British magistrate who arrived in George Town in 1801, and discovered upon arrival that his services were no longer required, as the British settlement had instead set up a Recorder's Court. John Dickens is not related to the novelist Charles Dickens (1812-1870) (despite what was stated on the history plaque), although there was a rumour that he was the latter's uncle.

Lebuh Dickens signboard (30 August, 2012)

Dickens Street plaque (24 November 2008)

Getting there

The nearest bus stop is along Penang Road, a short walking distance from Dickens Street. The bus stop is served by Rapid Penang bus 10, 11, 101, 103, 104, 201, 202, 203, 204, 206 and 502.

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