Month: September 2013

A Crowded Jetty

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Tourists taking photos of Chew Jetty on a sunny day. Chew Jetty is one of the top tourist attractions in Penang, with its signature houses on stilts.
Also seen here in the background on the right is the art mural painted by Ernest Zacharevic.

George Town Street View: Macalister Lane

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The various townhouses along Macalister Lane in George Town employ the Straits Eclectic architecture style. Macalister Lane is a small road which connects Burmah Road and Macalister Road.

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Street Cycling in George Town

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A family of three cycling along the heritage street in George Town. Cycling here has proven to be a fun family affair during weekends for most people besides the chance to experience the nostalgic surroundings of the town.

Penang Street Art: Random Graffiti IV

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A graffiti sprayed on a wall facing an open carpark in Chulia Street, Penang.

Penang Street Art (The Bun Seller)

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As a recent addition to Penang’s famous street arts, the Chinese ‘Pao Seller’ or Bun Seller art mural is painted at the side wall of Wil House, a hotel boutique converted from the old Great Shanghai Dry Cleaning shophouse located along Leith Street, George Town. This art mural depicts an old Chinese man selling the pao (or Chinese buns) from a wooden stall back then with just a fraction of the prices these days.

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

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George Town Street View: Leith Street

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Leith Street was named after Major-General Sir George Leith, the Lieutenant-Governor of Penang is one of the older streets in George Town.

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The Benggali Mosque at Leith Street

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Beach Street: Cozy in the Rocket

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Cozy in the Rocket is the new Amelie Cafe with a spacious dining area and still retains its old vintage settings. Operated by the original couple owners, Cozy in the Rocket is located at the corner of the junction of Armenian Street and Beach Street, a few meters away from the old spot.

Penang Street Art (Coppersmith’s Street)

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A steel caricature wall artwork which tells the reason local Hokkiens also named Armenian Street as the ‘Coppersmith’s Street’ due to a number of Malay folks who set up here to make brass and copper wares.

Chulia Street: Nam Hooi Association

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The Nam Hooi Association (or Nam Hooi Wooi Koon) is a Chinese Cantonese district association with its building located along Chulia Street, George Town.

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