Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, George Town





          
Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, George Town, Penang (15 December, 2012)





Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah is a coastal road in the inner city of George Town. It starts at the Light Street Roundabout, in front of the Queen Victoria Memorial Clocktower and ends at Light Street in front of the Penang Supreme Court.

Sights along Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah

Sights along Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah

  1. Cenotaph
  2. Fort Cornwallis
  3. Fort Point
  4. Millennium Monument
  5. Padang Kota Lama
  6. Queen Victoria Memorial Clocktower
  7. Tourist Information Centre
Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah was named after Tun Tan Sri Syed Sheh Al-Haj bin Syed Hassan Barakbah, a Kedahan of Arab-Malay descent who served for two terms as the third Governor of Penang between February 1969 until February 1975. The road that was renamed in his honour was known before that by two names: Fort Road, which runs from the clocktower to the bend at Fort Cornwallis, and The Esplanade, from the bend at Fort Cornwallis to the Esplanade Road, now known as Jalan Padang Kota Lama. That bend of Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah was historically known as Fort Point.

The esplanade at Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah (15 December, 2012)


Getting there

Take Rapid Penang Free Shuttle Bus, get down at Station No. 4 (Imigresen). From there, cross Light Street in the direction of the Queen Victoria Memorial Clocktower and you will arrive at the start of Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah under the clocktower.

The Cenotaph beside Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah (15 December, 2012)

Sights within immediate vicinity

  1. City Hall
  2. Logan Memorial
  3. Penang Supreme Court

In Other Words ...

Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah is also known in Hokkien as Kuan1'a1 Kak3, meaning "Checkpoint Corner" or Koo Kuan'a Kak (Old Checkpoint Corner), and as Phak Kew Por or "Cricket (lit. playing ball) Field".

Millennium Square beside Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah (15 December, 2012)

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