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Hutton Lane (Jalan Hutton)

Hutton Lane (Jalan Hutton), PenangHutton Lane (Jalan Hutton), Penang (25 November, 2017)

Hutton Lane is not really a lane, but rather a major street in George Town, Penang. This one-way street runs from Larut Road to Penang Road. Coincidentally, it has always been known in Malay as Jalan Hutton, and not Lorong Hutton, and the mosque along the street is called Masjid Jalan Hatin. (It's the same case with nearby Dindings Lane, which is translated to Jalan Dinding rather than Lorong Dinding.) Hutton Lane is today the location of the present incarnation of New World Park, an open-air food centre.

Hutton Lane was named after a British physician whom we only knew by his surname Hutton, who arrived in George Town in the early 19th Century. In 1805, Dr Hutton was the only registered doctor practicing in George Town. At the junction of Hutton Lane and Larut Road, there was a tank which was managed by the Tamils to sell water to the general public. As such, the site became known as Thanni Salai, meaning "water road". 1 The New Savoy Hotel (nothing like its namesake in London) is also located along Hutton Lane, housed in the Mohd Ariff Mansion, the 19th Century mansion of Malay businessman, Mohd Ariff Mohamed Tajoodin. His son is Wanchee Ariffin, is commemorated with Ariffin Road, next to Hutton Lane, and Halaman Ariffin off Burmah Road.

Map of Hutton Lane

Hotels along Hutton Lane

  1. Hutton Lodge (GPS: 5.41968, 100.33097)
  2. Hotel Penaga (GPS: 5.41968, 100.33097)
  3. Jawi Peranakan Mansion (GPS: 5.42065, 100.32893)
  4. New Savoy Hotel (GPS: 5.42221, 100.32743)

Sights along Hutton Lane

Food & Beverage outlets along Hutton Lane

  1. Eden @ Hutton Lane (GPS: 5.41942, 100.33094)
  2. Fook Cheow Cafe (GPS: 5.42142, 100.32854)
  3. Kafe Evergreen (GPS: 5.41934, 100.33106)
  4. Kafe Simple
  5. Kedai Kopi Kong Thai Lai (GPS: 5.41933, 100.33144)
  6. Mak Ee Cafe
  7. Nam Seng Hotel & Cafe (GPS: 5.42142, 100.32854)
  8. Nasi Kandar Pokok Ketapang (GPS: 5.4198, 100.33083)
  9. New World Park (GPS: 5.42136, 100.32717)
  10. Sakana Sushi Bar

Car Parks on Hutton Lane

  1. Hutton Lane Multi-Storey Car Park (GPS: 5.41953, 100.33117)

Schools on Hutton Lane

  1. Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Tanjong (GPS: 5.42155, 100.32783)

Businesses along Hutton Lane

Jalan Hutton road signJalan Hutton road sign (25 November, 2017)

Hutton Lane, between Transfer Road and Penang Road (30 August, 2012)

Pre-war houses along Hutton Lane (29 September, 2012)

Hutton Lane, between Larut Road and Transfer Road (6 May 2008)

Hutton Lane on Google Street View

(Mar 2015)

Getting there by public transport

Hutton Lane is served by Rapid Penang 10.


  1. Khoo Salma Nasution, The Chulia in Penang (Areca Books, 2014, p.14)

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