Month: July 2013

Penang Street Art (Lost Kittens)

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Part of the 101 Lost Kittens project by ASA (Artists for Stray Animals) in conjunction with the George Town Festival. Visit their Facebook page for more info; https://www.facebook.com/101lostkittens.

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George Town Heritage Festival

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A billboard advertising the George Town Heritage celebrations which culminates this weekend (6 and 7 July).

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The George Town Heritage Office geared up for the weekends’ festival and celebration.

Penang Food: Pasembur

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Pasembur is a type of Malaysian Indian salad consisting of shredded cucumber, potatoes, beancurd, turnip, bean sprouts, prawn fritters, spicy fried crab, fried octopus or other seafoods and served with a sweet and spicy nut sauce. Pasembur can be found popularly in Penang, mostly along Gurney Drive.

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Penang Food: A Kopitiam Breakfast

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Most coffeeshops (or kopitiams) in Penang will be able to offer this typical breakfast set (toast with half boiled eggs, often with a cup of hot coffee) which is also popular with the locals here. There are a few coffeeshops around town famous for their toast and coffee.

Penang Street Art (Edelweiss Cat Mural)

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This wall mural artwork can be found behind the building of Edelweiss Cafe at Armenian Street. It is part of the 101 Lost Kittens project by local artist Tang Yeok Khang along with his two friends, Natthaton Muangkliang from Thailand and Louise Low from Kuala Lumpur (known as Artists for Stray Animals).

For the art’s location, please click HERE for the map.

Penang Isle: Burmah Road Kuan Yin Temple

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Located along Burmah Road, this is yet another temple dedicated for Kuan Yin or the Goddess of mercy (similarly to the one at Pitt Street) in George Town. This temple was reportedly founded in 1922 by an abbot of Kek Lok Si Temple. This temple is also crowded usually during the Nine Emperor Gods Festival, despite it not being the Nine Emperor Gods temple.

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Penang Street Art (Nasi Kandar Seller)

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This steel rod sculpture located at Ah Quee Street can be found on a wall of an orange restaurant. It depicts how Nasi Kandar was being sold in the old days by Indian Muslims in Penang. The word Nasi Kandar, originated in the old days of Penang when nasi (rice) sellers would balance a kandar pole on their shoulder with two huge containers of rice meals or curry dishes.

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