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Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, George Town, Penang (15 December, 2012)


Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah is a coastal road in the inner city of George Town. It starts at the Light Street Roundabout, in front of the Queen Victoria Memorial Clocktower and ends at Light Street in front of the Penang Supreme Court.

Map of Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah

Sights along Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah

  1. Cenotaph
  2. Fort Cornwallis (GPS: 5.42008, 100.34408)
  3. Fort Cornwallis Food Court (GPS: 5.42072, 100.34344)
  4. Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse (GPS: 5.4208, 100.3446)
  5. Fort Point (GPS: 5.42097, 100.34481)
  6. Fort Point Hindu Temple (GPS: 5.42133, 100.34452)
  7. Light Street Roundabout (GPS: 5.41908, 100.34407)
  8. Millennium Monument (GPS: 5.42174, 100.34244)
  9. Padang Kota Lama (GPS: 5.42121, 100.34222)
  10. Pinang Fountain (GPS: 5.41916, 100.34397)
  11. Queen Victoria Memorial Clocktower (GPS: 5.41921, 100.34407)
  12. Royal Malaysian Navy Station (GPS: 5.42155, 100.34397)
  13. Speakers Square (GPS: 5.42155, 100.34397)
  14. Tourist Information Centre (GPS: 5.41965, 100.34453)
Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah was named after Tun Tan Sri Syed Sheh Al-Haj bin Syed Hassan Barakbah, a Kedahan of Arab-Malay descent who served for two terms as the third Governor of Penang between February 1969 until February 1975. The road that was renamed in his honour was known before that by two names: Fort Road, which runs from the clocktower to the bend at Fort Cornwallis, and The Esplanade, from the bend at Fort Cornwallis to the Esplanade Road, now known as Jalan Padang Kota Lama. That bend of Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah was historically known as Fort Point.

The esplanade at Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah (15 December, 2012)

Getting there

Take Rapid Penang Free Shuttle Bus, get down at Station No. 4 (Imigresen). From there, cross Light Street in the direction of the Queen Victoria Memorial Clocktower and you will arrive at the start of Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah under the clocktower.

The Cenotaph beside Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah (15 December, 2012)

Sights within immediate vicinity

In Other Words ...

Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah is also known in Hokkien as Kuan1'a1 Kak3, meaning "Checkpoint Corner" or Koo Kuan'a Kak (Old Checkpoint Corner), and as Phak Kew Por or "Cricket (lit. playing ball) Field".

Millennium Square beside Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah (15 December, 2012)

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