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Hainanese Mariners’ Lodge in Penang

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Hainanese Mariners’ Lodge was established in pre-WW II days when 49 roving Hainanese sailors pooled their resources to set up a common lodge and clubhouse they could stay in whenever they called at Penang’s port. Called Loon Gnee Hing, it eventually became an integral part of the Hainanese community.

Its Hainanese name means ‘Lodge of the Artisans of the Wheel’. Displaying all the classic characteristics of a traditional Chinese shop-house, after most of the sailors moved away in the 1980s and 1990s, the building was rented out to the Penang Heritage Trust.

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Formed in 1986, this non-profit group is dedicated to protecting and promoting the stability and sustainability of the island’s ‘delicate’ heritage and culture. Under the care of the organisation, the Hainanese Mariners’ Lodge has been beautifully-restored and it makes for a great photo opportunity for visitors. The centre also provides information on some of the island’s heritage sites, plus it organises volunteer projects and tours.

Hainanese Mariners’ Lodge

  • Address: 26A Stewart Lane
  • Tel: +604 264 2631 (Penang Heritage Trust)
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