This is a continuation of my walk down the Esplanade area in Penang. This colonial building is the Penang Town Hall. I am very thankful that this historical heritage site is still well preserved. There is a beautiful open field, Padang Kota Lama in front of this majestic building.
The construction of the Penang Town Hall began in 1879 was completed by 1883. It had an assembly hall, and a grand ballroom. The Prince of Wales Library was moved here and renamed the Penang Library. With further extension of an annex in 1890, a porch and top floor added in 1903 and a cement plastered left wing in 1930, the Town Hall was complete.
"Penang Town Hall", a copyrighted post, was written for Klang, Malaysia Daily Photo blog by Autumn Belle @ http://mymalaysiadailyphoto.blogspot.com/ on April 17th, 2011.
During the late 19th and early 20th century, the Penang Town Hall was
- Social meeting place for the rich and famous and a venue for theatrical performances and bangsawan plays.
- The Wesley Church held services here
- It was a location shoot for the movie Anna and the King, the courtroom segment of which was filmed here in 1999.
This is my entry for Scenic Sunday, the link is here.