Discover with Timothy Tye
Logan Memorial

Start here

Logan Memorial, with the Penang Supreme Court in the backgroundLogan Memorial, with the Penang Supreme Court in the background (8 January, 2008)

The Logan Memorial (GPS: 5.42107, 100.33984), or Tugu Peringatan Logan, is a monument erected in memory of James Richardson Logan. James Logan was a champion of the rights of the non-Europeans in Penang. He came to Penang with his elder brother Abraham and began a law practise. In an age where the rights of the non-whites were often suppressed, he skillfully fought in a case of an Indian sireh planter against the East India Company.

The Logan brothers studied law in Edinburgh - James was a classmate of Forbes Scott Brown, whose father David Brown, who is remembered with the Brown Memorial. The Logans moved to Singapore to practise law in 1842, but James returned to Penang in 1853. He wrote Language and Ethnology of the Indian Archipelago, a book that created greater appreciation of the peoples and culture of the Malay archipelago.

Front view of Logan MemorialFront view of Logan Memorial (8 January, 2008)

When the authorities attempted to suppress the activities of the Chinese clans, labelling them secret societies, it was James Logan who helped the Chinese merchants in submitting petitions. This resulted in greater rights and recognition for their organisations and festivals.

The death of James Logan in 1869 was regarded as a huge public calamity. The public of the Straits Settlement pooled a fund to erect a memorial in his honour, the Logan Memorial. The memorial stood on the grounds of the Supreme Court, in memory of his deed for the people. It was briefly moved during World War II, but returned to its located in front of the Supreme Court building, until 2007, when it was moved to a new permanent location across the street, following the renovation and expansion of the Supreme Court building.

In addition to the Logan Memorial, Logan Road was also named after James Richardson Logan.

Logan Memorial, after restoration

Ever since the Logan Memorial was restored, it has also been relocated to a new spot, on a specially designated square beside Light Street.

(8 January, 2008)

(8 January, 2008)

Fortitude (8 January, 2008)

Justice (8 January, 2008)

Logan Memorial, before restoration

Before its restoration, the Logan Memorial stood for many decades on the compound of the Supreme Court between Light Street and Farquhar Street. The section of Light Street used to be known as Princes Street, but that name is no longer used today.

The Logan Memorial at its old siteThe Logan Memorial at its old site (23 January, 2005)

Logan Memorial before restorationLogan Memorial before restoration (1 January, 2002)

Logan Memorial: Temperance & JusticeLogan Memorial: Temperance & Justice (1 January, 2002)

Logan Memorial: Justice & FortitudeLogan Memorial: Justice & Fortitude (1 January, 2002)

Logan Memorial: WisdomLogan Memorial: Wisdom (1 January, 2002)

The Logan Memorial is on the map of Light Street

List of Monuments in Penang and Monuments in Malaysia

Add your shop/business to this website

The Penang Travel Tips website is a huge website that documents everything in Penang. On top of the hundreds of streets and tourist attractions, I also add in hundreds of shops and businesses.

If you operate a shop business in Penang, or anywhere in Malaysia or Singapore, contact me to add your business/shop into my website. It only a one-time fee, and your shop/business will be listed by location and category, helping your would-be customers find you. To find out more, CONTACT ME

Visiting Penang? Find the lowest hotel room rates here!

Use our search engine to compare room rates from different hotel booking websites, to find the one that's lowest.

Travelling somewhere?

If you're travelling somewhere, use our online engine to find the online booking site that offers you the best room rates.

Book your hotel room here

If you're coming to Penang, book your hotel room online with Agoda. Agoda offers the best prices on 2,000,000+ properties worldwide. Start here.

Local Guided Tours of Penang

If you are coming to Penang and need someone to show you around, I can arrange for you a licensed tour guide to take you around. Guides charge a fixed fee of RM360 for taking a small group of up to 10 people on 4-hour walking tours. Walking tours exceeding 4 hours is charged an additional RM90 per hour. Tours are tailored to guest requirement. For more details, contact tour coordinator. Other types of tours also available. For details, click here.

Looking for a book? Get it from Book Depository with free delivery worldwide!

I have just discovered Book Depository, a subsidiary of, and I love it. This is where you can buy books and have them sent to you. But unlike Amazon, when you purchase using Book Depository, you enjoy free delivery worldwide. Give it a try today!

 Latest Pages on my websites

Here's a list of the latest pages I have added or updated on my website.

My YouTube Videos

Timothy Tye YouTube Channel

Check out my YouTube Channel and don't forget to subscribe!

Take the CAT Free Feeder Bus

What's the best way to see Penang on a budget? Take the bus! In Penang, there are at least 12 absolutely FREE bus routes which cover almost every major neighbourhood on Penang Island and Penang Mainland. All you need to do is hop aboard!


 List of 797 Streets in Penang

 Vital Links

Book Your Express Bus Ticket | Hire a car | Our Recipes | Facebook Posts | Just Curious | Not In The Dictionary | Our Flowering Garden

 List of 3623 Sights in Penang

 Vital Links

Book Your Express Bus Ticket | Engage a Tour Guide for Penang | What's Up at Penang Hotels | Hire a car | Facebook Posts | Our Recipes | Our Flowering Garden | Guide Book on Penang Durians

 Discover the World

About Me

Thank you for visiting my website. I started it in 2003, and today it has over twenty thousand pages of information. My name is . I would be very pleased if you enjoy the information I have put together.

As a Christian, I hope that through this website, I am able to deliver God's message to all who need it, anywhere in the world. If you are open to hearing it, please read God's Good News to You.

If you wish to contact me, please use this contact form. And don't forget to follow me on Facebook. See you!

Copyright © 2003-2019 Timothy Tye. All Rights Reserved.