𝐼𝑡𝑠 𝑓𝑙𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝐿𝑒𝑏𝑢ℎ 𝐶ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑎, 𝑡𝑜𝑑𝑎𝑦!
The Alagappa's brand of spice powder that Malaysians far and wide love started as a small backyard business of grinding spices in Penang’s Lebuh China in 1943 by KR Alagappan Pillai.
Fittingly, Alagappan became known as "Curry King".
Over time, Pillai’s son, Al Mathivanan Pillai, joined the business and took on the title “Curry Prince”.
Both the “Curry King” and “Curry Prince” titles are used as the brand’s seal of guarantee.
However, Al Mathivanan died in 2009 at the age of 61. It is learned that Mathivanan was found with burn marks on his body at his Free School Road house and he succumbed to his injuries.
Alagappa's range of products are very popular in Malaysian kitchens. It has also established markets in major cities such as Melbourne and London and in South Africa and Mauritius.
Both the main premise in Lebuh China and its factory in Bukit Tengah are still standing today.
Alagappa's contribution to Penang island and mainland's heritage and economy is celebrated with a beautiful mural illustrating a lady grinding spices in Butterworth Art Walk.
𝑳𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒕? 𝑯𝒆𝒍𝒑 𝒖𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒕! ❤️🔥