Sri Bahari Road, George Town





          
Sri Bahari Road, George TownSri Bahari Road, George Town (21 April, 2013)





Sri Bahari Road, or Jalan Sri Bahari, is a street in George Town named after the Sri Kunj Bihari Temple nearby, and shows that the British administrators are not very good and transcribing phonetics - after all, shouldn't it be Sri Bihari Road? It is a road linking Transfer Road to Penang Road.

360° View of Sri Bahari Road on Google Maps Street View

Location of sights along Sri Bahari Road on the map

Eateries along Sri Bahari Road

  1. Foong Wei Heong Restaurant (GPS: 5.42104, 100.33205)
  2. Kafe Kheng Pin (GPS: 5.42055, 100.33271)
  3. Restoran Sri Sawadee (GPS: 5.42094, 100.33221)
  4. The Ship (GPS: 5.42152, 100.3319)




The area from Sri Bahari Road right up to the Sri Kunj Bihari Temple was a settlement of North Indians from the Indian states of Bihar and Bengal. It intersects with the Malabari settlement of South Indians at the Dato Koyah Road junction.

Sri Bahari Road, George Town, Penang (24 November 2008)


Sri Bahari Road is popular among the local Penangites for Kafe Kheng Pin, the coffeeshop at its junction with Penang Road which serves excellent Char Koay Teow. Having tried it, I say it is good but a bit pricey.

Sri Bahari Road has a row of handsome double storey terrace houses on its north side. The first and last house in the row has the same façade with a pediment. The houses are in relatively well preserved state.

House on Sri Bahari RoadHouse on Sri Bahari Road (21 April, 2013)


Sri Bahari Road terrace housesSri Bahari Road terrace houses (21 April, 2013)


The houses on the south side of the road are in the Art Deco / early Modern style. Many of these have been converted for commercial use.

History plaque of Sri Bahari Road (24 November 2008)

Getting there

Sri Bahari Road is a major bus route leading into Penang Road, and is served by Rapid Penang bus Nos. 11, 101, 103, 104, 201, 202, 203, 204 and 206.

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