The street is named after Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee who generously donated his house to the Municipality for vehicular access ensuring that his name lives on for posterity. Cheng Keng Kwee is also known as “Ah Quee”.
In 2008, George Town was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The following year, the Penang state government held a competition – Marking George Town – and Sculpture At Work won it. Across George Town, 52 cartoon steel-rod sculptures reflect the history and unique characteristics of selected streets in George Town.
In 2012, Ernest Zacharevic, a Lithuanian-born artist was commissioned to create large-scale street art murals for the George Town Festival. The project was called “Mirrors George Town”. Some of his most famous murals are Boy on a Bike, Children on Bicycle, Boy on Chair, and more.
In addition to Zacharevic’s murals, there are also several murals depicting cats and dogs by “Artists for Stray Animals”. You can explore an overview of the most famous and popular street art murals in George Town, Penang below.