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Exlporing the streets of George Town

Court Buildings

The Court Buildings today house the Hight Courts. Logan's Monument is located in the grounds. The dedication proclaims Logan, who died in 1869, as "an erudite and skillful lawyer, an eminent scientific ethnologist" who has "founded literature for these settlements".

Apart from being a fearless advocate, the prolific intellectual was also the editor of the Pinang Gazette and founder of the Journal of the Indian Archipelago and Eastern Asia in 27 volumes, also called Logan's Journals.
 

Convent Light Street

At the end of the road is the Convent Light Street, or Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus, a girls' school established by a French Sisters' Mission in 1852. Within the walled complex is one of the oldest

buildings in George Town, the bungalow of Francis Light which dates back to 1793. As the seat of the Penang Government in the early 19th century, it was called the "Government House", Stamford Raffles founder of Singapore, worked here from 1805 to 1810 as Deputy Secretary to the Governor of Penang. The Convent which took over the site then added a chapel, cloisters for the Sisters, an orphanage for unwanted babies, a boarding house for student boarders and many classrooms. Today, it is the most important inner city school in Penang and the oldest school complex in the country, having remained on this site for almost one and a half centuries.

Follow the wall of the Convent around the corner to Lebuh Farquhar and cross the road at the overhead pedestrian bridge.

Penang
Heritage Trail

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FORT CORNWALLIS

CITY HALL

TOWN HALL

COURT BUILDINGS

STATE MUSEUM

YAP KONGSI

DR. SUN YAT SEN'S
PENANG BASE

SYED ALATAS MANSION

ACHEEN ST. MOSQUE

KHOO KONGSI

CHEAH KONGSI

This trail is sponsored by American Express Company
For more information please contact:

American Express (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Bangunan MAS,
Tingkat 2
Jalan Sultan Ismail
P.O. Box 12269
50772 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

Penang Heritage Trust
Tel: 604 - 2813187

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