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Brown Road, George Town, Penang (11 December, 2010)


Brown Road , or Jalan Brown, is a road that pass through a leafy residential neighborhood in George Town. It links Burmah Road on one end with Jalan Utama on the other, and is intersected by Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Rose Avenue and Scott Road, among others.

Location of Brown Road on the map

Sights on Brown Road

  1. Penang Masonic Temple (GPS: 5.4264, 100.30193)
  2. Penang Institute (GPS: 5.43019, 100.30448)
  3. Rumah Peranginan Persekutuan (GPS: 5.42969, 100.30534)
  4. Penang Adventist Hospital (GPS: 5.43096, 100.3052)
The district where Brown Road passes through used to be called Ayer Rajah, after the Ayer Rajah Estate, which belonged to the Browns and Scotts, whose names remain on the roads in the area. The estate itself was named after the bay, Teluk Ayer Rajah, now undergoing various stages of land reclamation. The main road in that neighbourhood is Ayer Rajah Road, now known as Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman.

Brown Road was named after David Brown, the largest landowner in Penang, who was also remembered with the Brown Memorial and Padang Brown.

Getting there

Brown Road has to be reached by car or taxi as no buses presently ply the route.

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