Penang Street Art ( A Chingay Procession)

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A steel rod sculpture showing caricature of a Chingay Procession, a traditional local Chinese street art performance held annually here. This sculpture can be found at Prangin Road Ghaut.

From the Chingay website;
Chingay originated from China, and the Penang Chinese first performed Chingay in 1919 during deity processions. It is a street art where the performer balances a giant flag that ranges from 25 ft to 32 ft in height and about 60 pounds in weight.

Over the years, the local Chinese has been improvising the Chingay performance. From a basic giant flag balancing by a solo performer, Chingay has developed to a team performance that consists of more than 15 persons in a troupe. Today, Chingay is not only performed by the Chinese, but the art has successfully attracted the Malays and Indians. It has become a very unique multiracial performance.

Penang Food: Maggi Goreng

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Maggi Goreng (or translated as “fried Maggi noodles”) is a common style of cooking instant noodles of the Maggi product brand which is common in Malaysia. This dish can be generally found at Maalay or Indian Muslim (or Mamak) food stalls in Malaysia. Maggi Goreng is prepared by stir-frying the noodles with vegetables and eggs.

Other Food in Penang: Nasi Kerabu

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Nasi Kerabu (or Kerabu Rice) is a type of Malay rice dish originated from the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia such as Kelantan and Terengganu. The blue-coloured rice (the color being a result of petals of clitoria ternatea flowers used in cooking it) is often eaten with dried fish or fried chicken, crackers, pickles and other salads.

Penang Food: Hokkien Mee

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Hokkien Mee (or also known prawn mee/prawn noodles), is a type of Chinese noodle dish cooked in spicy prawn broth together with bean sprouts, boiled egg, slices of pork and of course, the prawns. A very popular and common local dish here, it was said to be brought here by immigrants from the Fujian province in southeastern China.

Penang Swettenham Pier

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The Penang Swettenham Pier, located at the northeastern tip of Penang island, is a major point of entry for tourists by sea. The port is also the docking home of Star Cruise ships. Built in 1903, the shipping port was named after Frank Swettenham, the first Resident General of the Federated Malay States.

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