Armenian Street is a narrow street within the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. Located within the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, the road has gained popularity in recent years for its rich cultural offerings and street art.
One of the handful of places in the world that was named after the nation-state of Armenia, Armenian Street was originally part of a Malay settlement. The subsequent influx of Armenians and Chinese helped to shape the street’s multicultural character. Notably, Armenian Street was also the site of Sun Yat-sen’s Penang conference, which ultimately contributed to the downfall of the Qing Empire in 1911.