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The Jewish community in Penang is all but gone leaving only tombs behind


Honouring Za’aba: Jalan ZainalAbidin used to be known asJalan Yahudi

Honouring Za’aba: Jalan ZainalAbidin used to be known asJalan Yahudi

IT used to be called Jalan Yahudi but it has been renamed Jalan Zainal Abidin, after the prolific Malay writer who is more popularly known as Za’aba.

By renaming the road, the Jewish legacy in Penang, and for that matter, in Malaysia, has been erased.

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