Penang Buddhist Association

Completed in 1931, the Penang Buddhist Association is located along Anson Road in George Town. The old Straits Eclectic style building is a popular place for Buddhists in Penang to participate in various religious and communal activities.

Apart from Wesak Day, many people also usually visit it on the first day of Chinese New Year for new year prayers.

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Armenian Street Park: 2023 Chinese New Year Decorations

Decorations including lanterns and a statue of the Rabbit welcoming the Year of the Rabbit and Chinese New Year festivities at Armenian Street Park and its surrounding areas. This decorations are also to signify the beginning of Miao Hui (Penang Chinese New Year Celebration), which will last till 28 January 2023. Various streets within the heritage area of George Town will be decorated with lanterns too and there will be events along the one week period.

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Deepavali 2022 in Penang Queensbay Mall

Deepavali decorations at Queensbay Mall.

Deepavali (or may known as Diwali in other parts of the world), is an important festival of lights celebrated by Hindus. As one of the major festivals of the year in Malaysia, it is also an official holiday. It is a time for the Hindus to celebrate via their traditional customs at their homes as well as having a family reunion. This year, Deepavali falls on October 24th.

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Penang Street Art (Various Murals in Farlim)

Various art murals found in Farlim, a town in Ayer Itam area which is officially called Bandar Baru Air Itam.

Farlim (as mostly known locally here) is a town consists mainly of residential neighbourhood and was established in the 1980s by the Farlim Group on a land belonging to the Khoo Kongsi. It was said that the name Farlim meant “beautiful forest”.

These murals are located mainly within the Medan Angsana neighbourhood in Farlim.

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A View of Toh Aka Lane

Lorong Toh Aka (Toh Aka Lane) is located at the heart of the heritage zone in George Town and is an old and rather narrow street. The street was said to be the home of iron smiths back in the old days. Rows of pre-war heritage style townhouses line up the street and majority of these houses belong to the Cheah clan community.

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