Dhoby Ghaut, Penang

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Dhoby Ghaut
Quarter
Naduthurai Sri Devi Karumariamman Temple in Dhoby Ghaut
Naduthurai Sri Devi Karumariamman Temple in Dhoby Ghaut
Settled Early 19th Century
Government
 • Local Authority Penang Island City Council
 • Mayor of Penang Island Yew Tung Seang
Time zone MST (UTC+8)

Dhoby Ghaut is a place in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia. It also known as Vannan Thora Tedal ("laundry district") among the local Indian community.[1][2]

Location[edit]

Dhobby Ghaut is located between Jalan Air Hitam and York Road. It lies at the confluence of Sungai Air Itam and Sungai Air Terjun, from where Sungai Pinang emerges. A few laundries still operate there. Many people who live there work in the traditional Indian laundry service providers who have been operating there generations after generations.

Etymology[edit]

Dhoby Ghaut or Dhobi Ghat (Hindi: धोबी घाट) (Punjabi: ਧੋਬੀ ਘਾਟ) (Tamil: தோபி காட்) literally means "washing place" in Hindi, from dhobi "washerman" or one that does laundry, and ghat, generically meaning a large open space..

Temples[edit]

This place host two Hindu temples, Naduthurai Sri Devi Karumariamman and Sri Rama Temple.This temple were build by dhobies.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Su Nin, Khoo (2012). Streets of George Town, An Illustrated Guide to Penangs City Streets and Historic Attractions.