Timothy Tye
Magazine Road

Magazine Road, in the direction of Magazine Circus (26 December, 2011)

Magazine Road, or Jalan Magazine in Malay, is the first of originally seven parallel roads after the Prangin Canal. For that reason, it is known in Hokkien as Thau Tiau Lor, meaning "First Road", a short form of "Thau Tiau Lor Koay Kang'a" or "First Road after the Canal". It is the first road within the Seven Streets Precinct.

Location of sights along Magazine Road on the map

Accommodation on Magazine Road

  1. Hotel Jen Penang (GPS: 5.41355, 100.33016)
  2. The Wembley - St Giles Premier Hotel (GPS: 5.41332, 100.32992)

Street Art along Magazine Road

  1. Woman Construction Workers Mural (GPS: 5.41219, 100.3319)

Sights along Magazine Road

  1. Komtar (GPS: 5.41432, 100.32927)
  2. 1st Avenue Penang (GPS: 5.4131, 100.33164)
  3. Hui Aun Association (GPS: 5.41219, 100.3319)

Eateries on Magazine Road

  1. Kedai Kopi Bee Hong (GPS: xxzz)

Business along Magazine Road

  1. Banner King
  2. Barber shop
  3. Flash Steps (shoe store)
  4. Hinn Lee Enterprise (school uniforms)
  5. Kimnovak (school uniforms)
  6. Modern Color Photo Studio
  7. Xuan Lee Trading (construction material)

Clinics on Magazine Road

Major Junctions on Magazine Road

Jalan CY Choy Junction

McNair Street Junction

Lebuh Lintang Junction

Jalan Ria Junction

Magazine Circus Intersection

Magazine Road is right at the heart of George Town. It ends at Magazine Circus or Simpang Enam, a six-corner junction that has since been reduced to five when Gladstone Road made way for the Komtar development.

Getting there

From the Komtar Bus Terminal, walk along Jalan Ria and you will emerge at Jalan Magazine.

Magazine Road, in the direction of Bridge Street (25 November, 2010)

In Other Words ...

Magazine Road is known in Hokkien as Th'au3 Tiau3 Lor3, meaning the first street after the Prangin Canal.

Magazine Road, as seen from 1st AvenueMagazine Road, as seen from 1st Avenue (27 November, 2010)

Start of Magazine Road, at junction with Bridge Street (15 December, 2012)

Magazine Road-Jalan Ria junction (3 February, 2013)

Magazine Road, George Town (2 December 2008)

Jalan Magazine road sign (2 December 2008)

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