The Majestic Theater is a historical and old cinema built in the 1920s at Khoo Sian Ewe Road‘s junction in George Town, Penang. Established by a wealthy Chinese businessman, Khoo Sian Ewe, the cinema serves as one of the earliest entertainment outlets for the local Chinese community here in Penang. The old building went through a renovation recently and is now being transformed to a center for theatrical performances and exhibitions.
Khoo Sian Ewe Road is a small road in George Town city center, which was named after Khoo Sian Ewe, a son of a Chinese Kapitan. During his time, Khoo Sian Ewe is a well known philanthropist and one of the largest property owners in Penang. Besides being knighted by the British Empire and being a member of the Straits Settlements Legislative Council, he also contributed in the establishment of several historical buildings on the island with one being the famous Majestic Theater, an old but historical cinema in Penang.
Located at the coastal area of Tanjung Tokong, this Tua Pek Kong Temple is famous for its flame watching ritual (an event known as “Chneah Hoay” event) on the 14th night of Chinese New Year, which is also the eve of Tua Pek Kong’s Birthday. This event held annually, involves the observation of the flame of the temple’s ceremonial urn which will forecast the economic health of the year according to the local belief. This temple is also the origin of the name Tanjung Tokong and is believed to be the first temple built to worship the Tua Pek Kong, a Chinese Taoist deity in the country.
Recently, the temple area further underwent some renovations with a small outdoor park being built around and behind the temple.
C.Y. Choy Road, George Town.
The facade of a restored heritage townhouse with the Chinese name “Forever Young House” in Lorong Muda, George Town.
A temple overlooking the clan jetty area at Weld Quay in George Town.