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Standard Chartered Bank, Beach Street, PenangStandard Chartered Bank, Beach Street, Penang (12 August, 2006)

The Standard Chartered Bank Building (GPS: 5.41859, 100.34328) on Beach Street is a stout four-storey structure in British Palladian style.

The Chartered bank of India, China and Australia arrived on Penang shores in 1875, making it the oldest bank branch in Malaysia. It is one of the two British exchange banks in this region; the other being the Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank directly on the opposite side of the road. It was designed by John McNeill and C.G. Boutcher from the architectural firm of Stark & McNeill. The building was completed in 1930, and housed the bank for many decades. The building displays a combination of elements drawn from the Palladian, Classical and Art Deco architectural styles.

Updates on the Standard Chartered Bank Building

20 September, 2017
The Star reports that Standard Chartered Bank Penang has relocated from 2, Beach Street, the historic building it had occupied for many decades, to a modern 6-storey office building at the junction of Beach Street with Market Street.

21 August, 2017
The Standard Chartered Bank is said to have moved out of this historic building to another location on Beach Street. The bank is said to have sold off the property recently.

Standard Chartered Bank, George TownStandard Chartered Bank, George Town (12 August, 2006)


Standard Chartered Bank Penang
2 Beach Street
10300 George Town, Penang
Phone: +60 4-650 3639

Getting there

The nearest bus stop is in front of the Standard Chartered Bank Building. It is served by Rapid Penang bus CAT.

Nearby Sights

Standard Chartered Building is on the map of Beach Street

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