Month: November 2014

Penang Street Art (Girl at Bawasah Road)

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This large and colorful mural at Bawasah Road is part of a series of murals drawn for Urban Xchange Street Art Festival. Organised by a Berlin-based urban arts centre and Hin Bus Depot Art Centre, the festival will have murals painted by international artists from many different countries (as well as local artists) at various spots in George Town.

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The location of the mural at Bawasah Road. Bawasah Road is a small road crossing Nagore Road in George Town.

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Penang Hill: The Summit Road

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Besides the various routes leading up to the top of Penang Hill, there are also a number of paths and roads at the top for those who enjoy outdoor activities. Due to the fresh cool air and lush greenery nature at the top of the hill, Penang Hill’s Summit Road is a local favorite road for cycling or jogging. Along the Summit Road, one will encounter paths which will lead to the various old British colonial era bungalows built at the slope of the hill.

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Pg Hill

Pg Hill

Pg Hill

Penang Hill: The Love Locks

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During the first World War, there was once a young teacher in the Serbian town of Vrnjacka Banja who fell in love with a soldier, just as he was about to go to war. When Serbia fell as a result of the war, the soldier later married a local woman in Greece, the place where he had been fighting, and never returned. Upon knowing this, the young teacher was so heartbroken that she died. From that day onwards, young girls in her town who wanted to avoid the young teacher’s fate started to place love padlocks on one of the city’s bridges, as a mean to seal their love and the person they loved.

Fashioned after the story above and many similar famous places such as Pont des Arts, Ponte Milvio or Hohenzollern Bridge, Penang Hill‘s Love Locks is the latest attraction on a scenic observation deck seated atop the hill. Those who are interested, can purchase padlocks of various sizes from the counter nearby with pen provided, of course. The observation deck is also at the top of the newly designed food court.

Pg Hill Love Locks

Pg Hill Love Locks

Pg Hill Love Locks

Pg Hill Love Locks

Pg Hill Love Locks

Pg Hill Love Locks

The Hill Railway

Penang Hill Train
During the journey up to the top of Penang Hill, one will be able to spot the former red funicular train parked along the hill’s railway.

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