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Address: Lebuh Cannon, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
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Nice walk

After visiting Armenian Street you will fall upon this street, nice temple on it to look at, you can grab a rikshaw here as well if you are feeling a little tired. You can also... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kep70
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Brigg, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cannon Street crosses with Armenian Street. Big cat art and a beautiful mosque at the end of Cannon Street. Be sure not to sit on the chair coming out of the wall with the little boy stretching as it's only held up by a couple of rusty nails...and a sewerage drain run is below it. Just a tip to stop... More 

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Brigg, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After visiting Armenian Street you will fall upon this street, nice temple on it to look at, you can grab a rikshaw here as well if you are feeling a little tired. You can also get onto the Heritage trail from this street as well which is ok but well spread out.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice street to walk on with lots of shops around and lots to see and buy gifts, the total walk wont be more than 20 to 30 mins. You can see street art on some walls too. you see Rickshaws there and can take pics too

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommend this place for walking as there are many historical buildings and street art to see. Bring your camera along because I guarantee you that there would be a lot of photo taking with your loved ones or friends.

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Thank Theworldexplorer12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Same than armenian street, a lot of small shop, restaurant, small bar, nice atmosphère, you will find street art, people living there really friendly !

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Mahiyangana, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I was in Penang for two nights with my wife. After our busy day, we took long walks around the area and ended up at Cannon Street. It's definitely a nice environment to take walks and to just relax in the evenings. I really appreciated the architecture as well as it was very different to my home country and something... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

No cannons in Cannon street, just like there are no Armenians in Armenian street, but the names hint at what the places were meant or used for in earlier days. Cannon street is very much like Armenian street in all other aspects though, with the same mix of clan temple, cafes, street food and art.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This falls right in the middle of the historic Georgetown area and has a lot of well done murals and artworks on building exterior walls. Mostly it is frequented by pedestrians and people on rented cycles or trishaws.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Cannon St has lots to see. But it also is right next to Armenian St & lots of other tourist spots. There is a lot to see and do in this area, so make sure that you check the map to find out what else is nearby.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

On my first day in Penang, I rode the Free Buses to be familiar with the location of various tourist attractions. I learned that Cannon Street becomes Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling! Lots of attractions located here as one walks from south to north or the water front: Temples, Mosque, Little India, Town Hall, City Hall, Esplanade, restaurants, shops, etc. Enjoy!

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