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King Edward Place, George Town, Penang (25 January, 2013)


King Edward's Place, known today as Pesara King Edward, is a short street in the core zone of the George Town Unesco World Heritage Site. Running from the Light Street Roundabout to Weld Quay, it was named after Edward VII, the king of the United Kingdom (and the British Dominions and Emperor of India), who reigned from 22 January 1901 until his death on 6 May 1910.

King Edward Place was created at the turn of the 20th century following the land reclamation that took place between 1880 and 1904 - before that, there was a government jetty called Victoria Pier at the end of Light Street.

King Edward Place is the site of Swettenham Pier and the Penang Port Building. The warehouses here date to the turn of the 20th century while the office building and arcade were built after the Second World War, after the earlier government buildings were destroyed in the war.

Location of sights along King Edward Place on the map

Sights along King Edward Place

  1. Penang Malay Chamber of Commerce Building (GPS: 5.41893, 100.34414)
  2. Penang Port Building (GPS: 5.4191, 100.34463)
  3. Penang Tourist Centre (GPS: 5.41923, 100.34446)
  4. Pinang Fountain (GPS: 5.41924, 100.34403)
  5. Swettenham Pier (GPS: 5.41887, 100.34578)

Pesara King Edward road sign (25 January, 2013)

Getting there

Take the Free Rapid Penang Shuttle Bus to Bus Stop No. 4 (Imigresen). Walk from Beach Street to King Edward Place.

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