Gurney Drive is a seafront promenade located in Georgetown, the capital of Penang state, Malaysia. This stretech is a very popular tourist destination famous for its variety of hawker food and shopping centres.
2. When the sun begins to set, this is when activity starts. Some come for a healthy jog or stroll while others walk their dogs here. Friends meet up for a chat and couples come here hand-in-hand to enjoy the romantic sunset views.
Gurney Drive was previously known as the New Coast Road. It was completed in 1936 along what was then known as the North Beach, and renamed in 1952 after Sir Henry Gurney, High Commissioner of Malaya from 1950-1951.
The lights in the distance is the Gurney Drive hawker centre. The beaches along Gurney Drive are rocky and no longer suitable for leisurely swims or beach games due constant coastal erosion over the years. In recent years, a land reclamation project at nearby Tanjung Tokong has reversed the erosion and resulted in a gradual build up of silt and mud off Gurney Drive.
Mangrove saplings have sprouted in the mud, which is now frequented by egrets and other birds as well as mudskippers. There are suggestions that this area be reclaimed for a recreational park or allowed to develop into a mangrove forest.
Would you like to see this area here to be developed into a mangrove forest and recreational park?
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