Armenian Street

Armenian Street, George Town: Address, Phone Number, Armenian Street Reviews: 4.5/5

Armenian Street
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Eleanor
8 contributions
Chinese or Armenian ?
Mar 2021
This is a pedestrian strip between Beach St. and Acheh St. The heavy presence of Straits Chinese and architecture of colonial days makes us question: Is this Chinese or Armenian ?
Written April 5, 2021
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Terry
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions
Georgetown highlight
Oct 2020
We were staying one street back from this one, so passed by it each day. Every time, there was something interesting to see. Lots of little cute shops. Priced for tourist mainly but there are some spots for just locals as well. Friendly and safe. Just watch for the bikes!
Written December 1, 2020
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Cyric Tan
Malaysia3 contributions
this is a wonderful place
Aug 2020
what i like the most it the heritage building, and also those wall art and also the structure of those building are so well maintain. Keep it up guys !!
Written November 3, 2020
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland20,812 contributions
named after a once important community
Nov 2019
One of the most interesting and attractive streets of George Town is the not very wide, now pedetrianised Lebuh Armenian between Beach Street and Acheh Street. On both sides there are typical houses of colonial days, mainly built and owned by Straits Chinese. The name 'Armenian Street' dates from the early 19th century, when there was a small, but influential community of Armenians living here that had come from Persia.

The Armenians had their own church and they were mostly merchants. Most famous are the Sarkies brothers, whose name is connected with the Eastern&Oriental Hotel in George Town, the Raffles Hotel in Singapore and the Strand Hotel in Yangon/Rangoon. By the late 1930's the Armenians had almost all left for Singapore and Hong Kong.

Today the street, popular with tourists, is known besides the traditional architecture of its houses for the street art, for the several souvenir shops and cafés, even a Swiss one called 'Edelweiss'. At No 8 is the entrance to Cheah Kongsi Clan House, at No 57 the Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple, dedicated to the God of Prosperity, then at No the Sun Yat-Sen Museum, dedicated to the first president of the Republic of China, who lived here in 1910, and at the end, at No 128 by the Armenian Park, is the Syed Al-Attas Mansion, under restoration, when I visited.
Written October 6, 2020
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shireen_murphy1103
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia9 contributions
Interesting street
Sep 2020
Infamous street for street art and also their artisan shops where you can find small trinkets and souveniors to bring home. Nice place to just walk about and explore the small lanes and streets. Loads of small coffee places and iconic temples on the way
Written September 26, 2020
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nazrul
Miri, Malaysia647 contributions
Something to tick off the list
Sep 2020 • Friends
It is a place for a leisure scroll while checking out the arts on the wall. Very creative and interesting. Less people these days during RMCO.
Written September 19, 2020
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chrisjavassal
Pulau Redang, Malaysia418 contributions
Interesting
Jun 2020
Definitely a must try and do when in Georgetown. Small street with plenty of souvenirs shops all around mostly for tourists and locals. Decent prices. This is in this street where is located the famous bike wall paint which became years after year the Icon of Penang
Written September 13, 2020
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany9,719 contributions
Lovely shops...
Aug 2020
Wasn't sure what we were coming to see when we heard of Armenian Street, but found it lovely calling in to the shops and selecting gifts - seeing the murals.
Written August 15, 2020
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Kunal P
London, UK344 contributions
Lovely atmosphere and art
Mar 2020
This street is beautiful, both peaceful and relaxing. It is great in the morning and evening and it's worth stopping off to get some of the coffee and tea on offer
Written August 15, 2020
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RUBINI@SEU338E
Muar, Malaysia48 contributions
NICE DRAWING!!
Jul 2019 • Friends
The drawings are so beautiful and meaningful. This is the highlight place in Penang. Everyone should visit it and take a picture.
Written June 16, 2020
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