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Magazine Road in George Town, PenangMagazine Road in George Town, Penang (25 May, 2018)




Magazine Road, or Jalan Magazine in Malay, is the first of originally seven parallel roads after the Prangin Canal. For that reason, it is known in Hokkien as 頭條路 Thau3 Tiau3 Lor33 , meaning "First Road", a short form of "Thau Tiau Lor Koay Kang'a" or "First Road after the Canal". It is the first road within the Seven Streets Precinct.

Magazine Road is right at the heart of George Town. It ends at Magazine Circus or Simpang Enam, a six-corner junction that has since been reduced to five when Gladstone Road made way for the Komtar development.

Getting there

From the Komtar Bus Terminal, walk along Jalan Ria and you will emerge at Jalan Magazine.

Map of sights along Magazine Road

Accommodation on Magazine Road

  1. Hotel Jen Penang (GPS: 5.41355, 100.33016)
  2. M Summit 191 (GPS: 5.41343, 100.32957)
  3. The Wembley - St Giles Premier Hotel (GPS: 5.41332, 100.32992)

Street Art along Magazine Road

  1. Woman Construction Workers Mural (GPS: 5.41219, 100.3319)

Sights along Magazine Road

  1. Komtar (GPS: 5.41432, 100.32927)
  2. 1st Avenue Penang (GPS: 5.4131, 100.33164)
  3. Hui Aun Association (GPS: 5.41219, 100.3319)

Eateries on Magazine Road

  1. Kedai Kopi Bee Hong (GPS: xxzz)

Business along Magazine Road

  1. Banner King
  2. Barber shop
  3. Flash Steps (shoe store)
  4. Hinn Lee Enterprise (school uniforms)
  5. Kimnovak (school uniforms)
  6. Modern Color Photo Studio
  7. Xuan Lee Trading (construction material)

Clinics on Magazine Road


Magazine Road, in the direction of Magazine Circus (26 December, 2011)


Magazine Road, in the direction of Bridge Street (25 November, 2010)


Magazine Road, as seen from 1st AvenueMagazine Road, as seen from 1st Avenue (27 November, 2010)


Start of Magazine Road, at junction with Bridge Street (15 December, 2012)


Magazine Road-Jalan Ria junction (3 February, 2013)


Magazine Road, George Town (2 December 2008)


Jalan Magazine road sign (2 December 2008)

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