Month: February 2016

Rural Penang View: Kampung Pulau Betong


An old fisherman shed in Kampung Pulau Betong, Penang.


Penang Street Art (The Hakka Dancing Girl)


Yet another beautiful mural painted by Russian street artist Julia Volchkova in Balik Pulau town, Penang. This time the art work depicts a dancing Hakka girl, as a showcase of the flourishing local Hakka culture in the town.

Kek Lok Si Temple on CNY Nights

Kek Lok Si Temple on CNY Nights

Kek Lok Si Temple on CNY Nights

Kek Lok Si Temple on CNY Nights

Kek Lok Si Temple on CNY Nights

Kek Lok Si Temple on CNY Nights

Lightings and decorations at Kek Lok Si temple during the nights of Chinese New Year.

Penang Street Art (The Boy Mural by Facte)

Facte's Mural

This large surreal mural featuring a little boy seated with an ice cream was painted by a Mexican street artist by the name of Facte or Facteone.
The beautiful art work can be found located at Tye Sin Street (Lebuh Tye Sin) near the junction of C.Y. Choy Road, George Town, and is just right next to the Girl in Tee art mural.

Presgrave Street View During CNY

Presgrave Street View During CNY

Presgrave Street in George Town decorated with lanterns during Chinese New Year.

George Town Street View: Tye Sin Street

Tye Sin Street

Tye Sin Street (Lebuh Tye Sin) is one of the main seven streets located near the old Prangin Canal area in George Town. It was found to be named after Foo Tye Sin, the Justice of the Peace and an influential community leader of 19th century in Penang. He was instrumental in getting the historic signing of the Pangkor Treaty that would end the Larut Wars. As a respected and influential member of the local Chinese community in Penang, he was chosen as one of the commissioners in the inquiry of the 1867 Penang riots.

Tye Sin Street connects McNair Street and C.Y. Choy Road.

A Temple at Chew Jetty

A Temple at Chew Jetty

A temple lights up with lanterns during Chinese New Year nights at the Chew Jetty, George Town.

Cheah Kongsi At Night

Cheah Kongsi At Night

The newly restored Cheah Kongsi clan temple and association complex at Beach Street, George Town.

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