Month: June 2014

George Town Street View: An Abandoned Shophouse

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Stewart Lane: Seven Terraces

Seven Terraces

Seven Terraces

Seven Terraces

Seven Terraces is a row of heritage townhouses along Stewart Lane which are converted into a boutique hotel. The hotel is named after the seven 19th century Anglo Chinese terraces which it had been converted from. For further info, the official website of Seven Terraces is http://www.seventerraces.com.

Penang Street Art (A Game of Sparrows)

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A steel rod sculpture depicting the favorite pastime of most older generation of the local Chinese communities here in Penang – the game of Mahjong. Mahjong literally means sparrow in Chinese, and is usually played with four persons. Legend has it that it was Confucious who invented the game, though this was pretty much debatable. A set of 144 Mah Jong tiles consists of 36 tiles in the Bamboo suit, 36 in the Circle suit, 36 in the Character suit, 16 Wind tiles, 12 Dragon tiles and 8 bonus tiles (4 Flowers and 4 Seasons). The objective of the game is to collect sets of tiles according to the number and type shown on the face of each tile. This sculpture can be found towards the end of Stewart Lane, behind the Goddess of Mercy temple.

Penang Street Art (The Boat Man)

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This large vivid mural is the second painting by an artist named Julia Volchkova. The mural, which depicts an old man rowing a boat, can be found on the side wall of a house along Klang Street (Lebuh Klang). The large mural is hard to miss if one drives or walks along Stewart Lane.

Please refer to this MAP for the location.

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Penang Street Art (The Dancer)

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A wall art depicting a female dancer who seems to be dancing ballad atop the old signboard of Stewart Lane (Lebuh Stewart). This painting can be found at a corner townhouse along Stewart Lane, George Town.

Please refer to this MAP for the location.

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