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Kau Keng Chu, Kek Chuan Road

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Kau Keng Chu, the Nine Shophouses of Kek Chuan road (26 October, 2011)

Kau Keng Chu (GPS: 5.41517, 100.32453), literally "nine houses" in Hokkien, describe the row of nine restored pre-war houses along Kek Chuan Road. These were converted from residential townhouses to commercial shophouses, and the "Kau1 Keng3 Chu3", are written as 9KC.

Part of the Kau Keng Chu (26 October, 2011)

Each of the Nine Shophouses of Kek Chuan Road is painted a different colour. From left to right, the colours are sky blue, lilac, lemon yellow, cobalt blue, ash, grey, torquoise, amber and pink.

Kau Keng Chu five-foot way (25 November, 2012)

Since the restoration of the Kau Keng Chu, another row of shophouses has been similarly restored. The Pink Row along Kimberley Street is a row repainted in shocking pink.

Getting there

Take Rapid Penang Bus 10, 101 or 104 to Macalister Road, alighting at bus stop near Menara UMNO.

Nine shophouses in rainbow colours (26 October 2011)

Kau Keng Chu is on the map of Kek Chuan Road

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