Timothy Tye
The Garage, George Town, Penang

The GarageThe Garage (2 July, 2014)

The Garage (GPS: 5.42294, 100.33541) is a restored building at Upper Penang Road that has been given readaptive reuse. Located at 2 Penang Road, The Garage began as a garage and motorcar showroom for British Leyland vehicles including the Morris, Austin and the Jaguar. For many years, it functioned as a car service centre. Then, in the 1980's, it was occupied by Kaliniaga, a furniture company. After the furniture company had vacated the premises, it was empty for a while a new management restored it to be The Garage.

In its present incarnation, The Garage houses period-style deco hailing back to Penang's yesteryears. Within The Garage are boutiques, bistros and specialty shops.

The GarageThe Garage, Farquhar Street façade (2 July, 2014)

The GarageThe Garage, George Town, Penang (30 July, 2006)

The interior of The GarageThe interior of The Garage, Penang (30 July, 2006)

Outlets at The Garage

  1. Pink Club
  2. Renaissance Pewter

Getting there

The Garage is located right across from the Eastern & Oriental Hotel. From the Weld Quay Ferry & Bus Terminal, take Rapid Penang bus nos. 10 or 103 and alight the bus in front of St Xavier's Institution. Walk along Lebuh Farquhar until the junction of Jalan Penang. Cross Lebuh Farquhar towards Upper Penang Road. The Garage is on the left side of Upper Penang Road.

Nearby Sights

  1. Eastern & Oriental Hotel: Directly across the road.
  2. Farquhar Street Mission House and Chapel: In a dilapidated condition. From The Garage, turn left, walk along Lebuh Farquhar. The Farquhar Street Mission House and Chapel is on your left.
  3. Segara Ninda: From The Garage, turn right, walk along Upper Penang Road. Pass junction of Lebuh Farquhar / Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah. Segara Ninda is on the right side of Penang Road.
  4. Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion: From The Garage, turn right, walk along Upper Penang Road to junction with Lebuh Farquhar & Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah. Cross Lebuh Farquhar, turn left. At junction with Lebuh Leith, turn right. Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is on your right.

The front façade of The GarageThe front façade of The Garage, Penang (24 December, 2004)

Another view of The GarageAnother view of The Garage, Penang (14 June, 2008)

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