Marking George Town

loading Love Lane and Muntri Street. It is said that rich Chinese men who lived on Muntri Street had kept their mistresses here, hence the name “Love Lane”.

“In Seville, Spain,” said Maimunah Sharif, general manager of George Town World Heritage Incorporated, “you know you are within its World Heritage Site (WHS) because of the orange trees planted along the streets. As long as you see these, you know you are in the zone.”

This left an impression on her, and she decided to do something similar for George Town. In September 2009, the Penang state government launched a competition to mark the George Town WHS in a clever and artistic manner. All in all, 168 participants took part, 68 of whom were from outside Malaysia.


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