Month: March 2014

Passing through Armenian Street

Armenian Street

Armenian Street

A trishaw passing along the Armenian Street, the heritage site of George Town.

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Penang Street Art (The Bread Seller)

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This steel sculpture can be found on a wall of a shophouse along King Street, part of the Little India area in George Town. The caricature depicts a local ‘Roti Benggali’ (or Benggali Bread) seller and what it means by the word ‘Benggali’. The freshly baked and rather big loaf Benggali bread is popular among the locals here, usually sold from a small makeshift stall on a motorcycle. It was said that the bread derived its name from the word ‘Penggali’, which basically means ‘shareholders’ in Tamil. The bread business was started by an Indian Muslim together with his group of friends (a co-op business) back in the 1930s. Local residents later mistook the name to be ‘Roti Benggali’ and the bread has been called as such ever since.

Penang Street Art (‘A Patch of Blue’)

Blue Patch
A small brick portion of the old wall along Ah Quee Street in George Town was painted in blue.

A Corner Shophouse

Shophouse

An old shophouse at the junction of Beach Street and Ah Quee Street in George Town.

Batu Kawan: Jetty to Pulau Aman

Jetty to Pulau Aman

The small jetty to Pulau Aman (literally translated as ‘Island of Peace’) at the western coast of Bukit Tambun, Batu Kawan, Penang. Pulau Aman is a small fishing village island located on the southeast of Penang island. The island is reachable via boats from this jetty.

Jetty to Pulau Aman

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