Jalan Dato' Ismail Hashim, in Sungai Ara (7 May 2009)
Jalan Dato' Ismail Hashim is a country road on the southern part of Penang Island. It runs from the junction with Jalan Tun Dr Awang in Relau to Bayan Lepas town. The road was formerly known as Jalan Sungai Ara.
Jalan Dato' Ismail Hashim was named after the first Qari to become the champion of the National Musabaqah Al-Quran Recital, a feat that he accomplished nine times. He has received other honours related to the recital of the Al-Quran.
Location of sights along Jalan Dato' Ismail Hashim
Jalan Dato' Ismail Hashim approaching Pekan Bayan Lepas (7 May, 2009)
Dato' Ismail Hashim was born in Jerlun, Kedah, in 1933. He passed away in 1996 due to a heart attack. With all due respect to Dato' Ismail Hashim, the naming of the road after him begs the question why the honour went to someone so remotely related to Penang - is there no local personality worthy of that honour? The only other call to fame is Dewan Dato' Ismail Hashim, the school hall at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sungai Ara. The school is located along Jalan Dato' Ismail Hashim.
Jalan Dato Ismail Hashim on Google Maps Street View
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