Prostitution and Brothels in Penang

𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘁𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗹𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗟𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗹 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗦𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 💃🙉🙊🤐 Did you know brothels existed in Campbell Street, Cintra Street, Rope Walk, and Kuala Kangsar road in Penang during the late 19th century and early 20th century, with Japanese and Chinese prostitutes 𝒔𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒔 𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒊𝒏𝒈 at night? ❤️✨ In 1914, a government survey revealed that Penang had an incredible 159 brothels employing 690 Chinese, 129 Japanese, 36 Tamil, and 56 Malay girls. A total of 911 "registered" prostitutes. When you drive down Burmah road, before you drive past Nagore Square, this dilapidated building that nature has claimed is hard to miss. In the 60s, this is a very well-known brothel called "Happy Bar". 𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝐁𝐚𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐲𝐝𝐚𝐲? 😉 📖: 69 Stories of Old Penang, A.Shukor Rahman and Colonial Penang 1786-1957 , Andrew Barber. 📸: Penang Hidden Gems


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