Pearl's of the Orient

  • Tunku Abdul Rahman- 1st Prime Minister of Malaysia; studied in Penang Free School and retired in Penang

 

  • P. Ramlee - (1929–1973), Malaysia's legendary actor/singer/director

 

  • Ah Niu - artist, popular across Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and China

 

  • Alleycats - popular Malaysian band formed in the 1960s

 

  • Anwar Fazal -  who Mother Earth News called in 1983 "probably the most influential figure in the worldwide consumer movement".[158]

 

 

  • Cheong Fatt Tze  - (1840–1916), Chinese Consul for the Qing Emperor, based in Penang in 1890. A street in Penang was named after him

 

 

  • Gu Hongming - (1857–1928), famous Chinese scholar from Penang

 

  • Hon Sui Sen - (1916–1983), Minister for Finance, Singapore from 1970 to 1983. A Penang-born Hakka, he was educated at St Xavier's Institution, Penang.

 

  • Hazwan Daniel -  the drummer for the rock band,Metaphore.He was born in 1997 and currently studying in S.M.K. Bukit Jambul

 

 

  • Danny Quah - economist, head of the Economics Department (2006–2009), Professor of Economics, and Co-Director of Global Governance at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. Council Member, Malaysia's National Economic Advisory Council (2009-)

 

 

 

  • John H. Whyte - (1928–1990), a political scientist born in Penang.

 

 

 

 

  • Tan Sri Loh Boon Siew - Founder of Boon Siew Honda and sole distributor of Honda Motorcycle in Malaysia.

 

 

 

  • Yong Mun Sen - Pioneer Artist and father of Malaysian Painting.