Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah is the coastal road within George Town's UNESCO World Heritage Site that runs along The Esplanade and Fort Cornwallis. The two-way road stretches between the junction with Light Street to the west and the Light Street Roundabout to the east, forming a semi-rectangle.
The seafront road was initially two different roads - Fort Road and The Esplanade. Fort Road was the eastern half of Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah between the Light Street Roundabout and the northwestern corner of Fort Cornwallis, whereas The Esplanade was the western half of Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah stretching from the western end of Fort Cornwallis to the junction with Esplanade Road.
Both roads were renamed Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah in the 1970s, after the third Governor of Penang who served between 1969 and 1975. The road was also extended further west, joining Light Street just opposite the Supreme Court of Penang.
In the past, there were two different roads along this stretch of the northern coast of George Town - Fort Road and The Esplanade. As their names implied, Fort Road and The Esplanade ran along Fort Cornwallis and The Esplanade respectively.
The road bends right in front of the northwestern corner of Fort Cornwallis; this bend was called Fort Point.
Both roads were combined and renamed Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, after the third Governor of Penang, Tun Syed Sheh Al-Haj bin Syed Hassan Barakbah, who served between February 1969 and February 1975.
The former Esplanade stretch was also known as Kuan1'a1 Kak3 and Phak Kew Por in Penang Hokkien, meaning Checkpoint Corner and Playing Ball Field respectively.
HistoryFort Road was the road that stretched along the northern and eastern sides of Fort Cornwallis, while The Esplanade continued from the western end of Fort Road and ran along the northern end of the Padang. Both roads had been in existence by the end of the 19th. century.
From west to east :
- Logan Memorial
- Dewan Sri Pinang auditorium
- City Hall
- The Cenotaph
- The Esplanade
- Millennium Monument
- Speakers' Square
- Royal Malaysian Navy station
- Fort Cornwallis
- Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse
- Jubilee Clock Tower
- Pinang Fountain (Light Street Roundabout)
- Kompleks Makanan Medan Renong Padang Kota Lama
Penang State Government
N.26 Padang Kota State Assemblyman : Chow Kon Yeow (Democratic Action Party)