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Suffolk House Restaurant

kayes



Registered: July 2008
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Suffolk House was where the founder of Penang lived. After extensive renovations/restorations, this historic building is finally open to the public again and the highlight must be the restaurant, aptly named the Suffolk House Restaurant. I think ever since Francis Light vacated his Residence, his mansion was destined to be an eating place because in the 50s and 60s, Suffolk House was the school canteen (or tuckshop if you like) of the adjacent Methodist Boys' School where char kway teow and kway teow thng were sold to hungry schoolboys/girls. Today it is a high class restaurant and the rumour has it that Francis Light likes the ambience of this new eating place. Dine at the Suffolk House Restaurant and on certain nights, Sir Francis Light himself might float up to your table and say, Yam Seng" Smile
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kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,545
December 8, 2009 4:58am

During full moons, Francis Light steps out of his portrait to join you for a drink or two.


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kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,545
December 8, 2009 5:01am

It is one of the places to be seen in Penang Smile


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kayes

Registered: July 2008
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December 8, 2009 5:05am

Some people prefer things to be in black and white.


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kayes

Registered: July 2008
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December 8, 2009 5:54am

Pic shows Suffolk House in the process of being restored. On the right (grey building) is the Methodist Boys School. Due to its close proximity, Suffolk House was the ideal school canteen for MBS.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics4/suffolk1218.jpg
kayes

Registered: July 2008
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December 8, 2009 6:01am

Suffolk House in ruins.


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kayes

Registered: July 2008
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December 8, 2009 6:06am

Francis Light's bedroom windows which overlooked the river.


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derrickab

Registered: August 2008
Location: England
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December 14, 2009 7:00pm

HI kayes, Can you tell me the where abouts of Suffolk house. I have been told its up my Ayer itam and Penang Hill
kayes

Registered: July 2008
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December 14, 2009 11:56pm

hi Derrick, Suffolk House is actually not far away from George Town. It is just after Dato Keramat Road and at the beginning of Air Hitam Road. It is before the State Mosque and right next to the Methodist Boys School. It is certainly not up Penang Hill Smile
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,545
December 15, 2009 12:48am

An email from Soon Toh (stoh001@gmail.com)


"Dear Kayes,


Thank you . Have reset my password. Was in MBS from 64-68 and dined in the Suffolk house canteen for 5 yrs. Glad to see it beautifully restored. Will definitely try the new restaurant when I visit Penang.


Thanks again for the wonderful site and all the memorable pics.


Have a Merry Christmas and Bright , wonderful New Year


Soon"
derrickab

Registered: August 2008
Location: England
Posts: 74
December 19, 2009 5:08pm

Thanks a lot for the directions to Suffolk House Kayes i was maybe getting mixed up with somewhere else. Next time I am getting a car for the day I will give the house a visit. regards Derrick.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
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November 20, 2011 9:26am

Another pic of Suffolk House before the restoration. I have a pic of it when it was the MBS school canteen showing the koay teow thng stall but can't find it yet!


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kayes

Registered: July 2008
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November 20, 2011 9:34am

This pic will show how close Suffolk House is to the Methodist Boys School.


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kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,545
June 8, 2012 9:29am

Suffolk House as seen yesterday.


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