Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Jalan C.Y. Choy, Penang

Jalan C.Y. Choy was known as Bridge Street before the 1980’s. It’s a major road which links George Town to Jelutong and to the other side of Penang Island on the southern part. Google lah if you don’t get it.

According to Penang-Traveltips (http://www.penang-traveltips.com/bridge-street.htm) Bridge Street was renamed Jalan C.Y. Choy in the early 1980's, in memory of the 3rd mayor of George Town. C.Y. Choy (1907-1980) was the founding member of the Penang Discussion Group. He won the City Council Elections in the Sungei Pinang Ward with a high majority. Mr Choy served as mayor from 1964 to 1966, and is often nicknamed the "Quiet Mayor of George Town" due to his low profile.

This road is also where you’ll find the locally popular Jalan Magazine (Thau Tiao Lor), Lebuh Noordin (Jee Tiao Lor), Lebuh Presgrave (Sna Tiao Lor), Lebuh Tye Sin (Si Tiao Lor), Lebuh Macallum (Goh Tiao Lor), Lebuh Katz (Lak Taio Lor) and Lebuh Cecil (Chit Tiao Lor).

Anyway the temple in this photo is Seng Ong Beow, which the residing deity is Seng Ong Kong.

To know more about Seng Ong Beow or the streets in George Town, I would recommend you to check out this website http://www.penang-traveltips.com/ =p

*Photo taken on 25/4/2012 at 9.07am*

1 comment:

  1. Hi OCE, Thanks so much for featuring Penang Travel Tips in your blog!