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Pekan Cina (GPS: xxzz) is the Chinatown of Alor Setar, Kedah. This Chinese settlement still exists today, and it is where you would find many Chinese shophouses. The area is bordered by Sungai Anak Bukit and Sungai Kedah on the western side and Jalan Sultan Muhammad Jiwa on the eastern side. Across Jalan Sultan Muhammad Jiwa from Chinatown is Pekan Melayu, the old Malay settlement of Alor Setar.

Pekan Cina occupies a roughly triangular piece of land. The roads in this area are Jalan Tunku Yaakub, Jalan Cheah Toon Lok and Jalan Penjara Lama. The two rivers form geographical boundaries for the enclave, meeting at a cape known as Tanjung Chali.

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Pekan Cina (Nov 2017)

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