Month: October 2015

Penang Street Art (Mr. Bean Cycling)

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A mural of the famous Mr. Bean character on a bicycle found at the wall along the alley to Grand Swiss Hotel in Chulia Street, George Town.

This art work was done by Yakuzart Creation.

George Town Heritage Roofs

George Town Heritage Roofs

In George Town, heritage buildings of different faiths and cultures are common sights which serve as a history of Penang’s multiracial harmony. Pictured here is the view of the dome of Kapitan Keling Mosque with the roofs of two pre-war Chinese style townhouses.

Nagore Road After the Rain

Nagore Road

Nagore Road is a small old road with rows of straits-style terrace houses located along it. Used to be residential houses back in the old days, most of these houses are now currently used as commercial shops, cafes and restaurants. This road is accessible via a right turning from Burmah Road. The area is also now known as Nagore Square and one may find many art murals scattered around this area.

Lonely Planet listed George Town in Top 10

George Town

During its annual ranked list of top holiday destinations in the world, Lonely Planet has listed George Town as the 4th best city to visit for 2016.
Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/27/travel/lonely-planet-best-in-travel-2016/

George Town Street View: Hutton Lane

Hutton Lane

Hutton Lane

Hutton Lane

Hutton Lane (or Jalan Hutton) was named after James Hutton, a British who also happened to be one of the first doctors in Penang. Hutton arrived in Penang during the early 1800s and subsequently became the sole registered doctor practicing in George Town several years later. Starting from Larut Road, Hutton Lane passes through Transfer Road to Penang Road.

George Town Street View: Swatow Lane

Swatow Lane

Swatow Lane

Named after Shantou (also known as Swatow or Suatao), a city on the eastern coast of Guangdong province in China, Swatow Lane is a small street in George Town which links up Hutton Lane with Burmah Road.

Swatow Lane

Botanic Gardens: The Orchidarium

The Orchidarium

The Orchidarium inside the Botanic Gardens was rebuilt in 1992 and housed a number of native orchid plants found in Malaysia’s rainforest. These orchids typically only bloom once in a year.

The Orchidarium

The Orchidarium

The Orchidarium

The Orchidarium

The Old Hilltop Post Office

Hilltop Post Office
One of the oldest post offices and the highest one in Penang. This post office is the only one atop the Penang Hill and has been serving the residents up there for a long time.

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