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Muntri Street, Penang

 BY CK Lam

Images around Muntri Street, Penang.
According to Khoo Su Nin author of the book "Streets of George Town, Penang" the word Muntri or Mentri is related to "minister" and "mandarin". In this street the residential shophouses belongs to prominent and elite Chinese men and many Cantonese guilds and associations. One association that many Penagnite will be familiar with is the Cantonese "amahs" (live in nannies, servants and cook) who only wore black and white uniforms (sum-fu). Lam Wah Ee Hospital also started in one of the shoplots here.

Nowadays, there are aplenty of cafes,boutiques and budget hotels around the vicinity of this street. One well known heritage boutique hotel with a charming cafe is Muntri Mews and its Mews Cafe. Other refurbished heritage cafes are Soul Kitchen, Moon Tree 47 and Behind 50 .



















Referance- "Streets of George Town, Penang. An Illustrated Guide To Penang's City Street & Historic Attractions" by Khoo Su Nin




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