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All things old and beautiful in Armenian Street May 31, 2007

Posted by asianpixmen in Malaysia, People, Places.






Penang, or sometimes known as the Pearl of the Orient, is well known for its hawker food but lesser known are some of its old houses that hold relics and traces of its ancient and very rich heritage.

Somewhere in Armenian Street is a house that is called the Sun Yat Sen Memorial House. Recently, I visited the place on the behest of some students of history who wanted to know more about Dr Sun’s visit to old Malaya in the early 20th century, or was it the late 19th century.

Anyway, the old house has some old stuff that are a throwback to those days when life was simpler and some people say more exciting.

 There are several pictures of Dr Sun Yat Sen hanging inside the house. On sale are some interesting books that traced that history of Penang and other topics that will enlighten a lot of curious minds.

I bought two books. Now I am richer for the experience. Just goes to show what you can gain from an innocent little walk around some old parts of George Town.



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