Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Penang Harbour

Penang has a harbour that's busy with activities. It has a deep sea harbour at Swettenham Pier where cruise ships dock. There are goods sheds next to the pier. The other parts are jetties for small boats and sampans to land. The famous part of Penang harbour is Weld Quay, the new Church Street marina, and the row of buildings facing the sea. For the locals, the word "jetty" is fine and everyone knows it is the port area. The other is "ferry" where the ferries ply back and forth between Penang island ferry terminal (Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda) and the ferry terminal on the mainland. I have not been to the ferry terminal for many years now.

Bought from used books shop in Chowrasta Market (went upstairs)
Also available from Areca Books and Pinang Bookshelf.
Aerial view of Georgetown, Penang before 1963
Bangunan Tuanku Syed Putra (seat of the State Government)
Bangunan Dewan Perniagaan Melayu Pulau Pinang (tower at right) comes into view as the car turns the curve near Bangunan Tuanku Syed Putra
Pos Malaysia's new venue in the old Bangunan Tuanku Syed Putra
Rear view of Swettenham Pier, Penang
Luxury cruise ship docked at Swettenham Pier
Deep-sea harbour - Swettenham Pier viewed from Church Street Pier
Godowns at Weld Quay waterfront viewed from Church Street Pier
Church Street Pier, was once a busy jetty for car ferries
Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda 1963

AFTER 50 Years

Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda 2013

Bangunan Perburuhan Pelabuhan / Penang Port Commission
PPC ferry terminal / Pengkalan RajaTun Uda (Penang, Butterworth) 2013
PPC ferry terminal

FMS Railway Station Office, Penang

FMS Railway Station with tower
FMS Railway Station with tower
Photo of Penang Harbour from a wall photo at D' Dapor Malay Cuisine Restaurant in George Town, Penang. The FMS Railway Station with tower is at left part of the photo, after the Church Street Pier. A ferry has left the pier. 1963


Weld Quay after 1890
Weld Quay / Pengkalan Weld after 1890
Tram tracks can be seen on the road surface.
Electric lamp posts are near the buildings.
Photo was after 1904 (electricity) and 1906 (trams).
Weld Quay, after land reclamation in 1890.
Beach Street, Penang

Immigration Office, Georgetown in Penang
Beach Street
Photo from Penang Museum display
East India Company HQ in Beach Street, Penang
Farquhar Street, Penang

Penang Free School, old venue in 1816
Old Hutching's School (now Penang Museum).
Former Penang Free School before 1926.
Court building, Farquhar Street in Penang.
Now the Supreme Court building.
Court building, Farquhar Street in Penang.
Renovation of the Supreme Court building was undertaken by Urbanisma Sdn Bhd.

Transport in Early Penang

A bullock cart.
A trishaw (left) and a jinrickshaw (right; a Japanese invention).
This photo must be after the Japanese war (after WWII 1941-1945)
British Marine Naval Base, Penang

British marine naval base with Pulau Jerejak in the bkgr at right

Power Station, Penang

City Power Station, George Town, Penang

External links

Newspaper report of Penang Harbour:
$7,477 Claim for Value of Lost Cargo 
Penang Harbour Collision Sequel
Penang Harbour collision occurred on 31 August 1936 between SS Kedah and tongkang Ahmad Hajar which was loaded with tin plates. Tongkang Ahmad Hajar sank with all her goods.