Day: May 8, 2016

Penang Street Art (Lumut Lane Sculpture)

Lumut Lane Sculpture

An art sculpture made of steel rods found at the back of an old shophouse’s wall at Lumut Lane, George Town. The sculpture’s caricature reveals that Lumut Lane is also the birthplace of novelist Ahmad Rashid Talu (born in 1889), who wrote the first Malay novel incorporating local settings and characters.

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Old Shih Chung Branch School Building

 

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Old Shih Chung Branch School

The old and derelict building was once a large mansion of five-storeys tall built in the late 1880s at Northam Road, George Town. It is locally known as “Goh Chan Lau” or “five-storeys villa”, with a rich history from its origin till the current state it is now. The mansion was built by local tycoon Cheah Tek Soon as a private residence, and incorporated a mix of Asian and Western architecture styles. It later on became the site of the old Shih Chung Branch School but the school was also eventually relocated years ago.

Weld Quay Street View

Weld Quay

Weld Quay

Weld Quay

Weld Quay

Weld Quay

Weld Quay (or Pengkalan Weld) is the eastern coastal road of George Town that stretches from the Penang Port area all the way through the clan jetties to the Prangin Canal area. It is one of the earliest roads built in Penang during the 1800s after a land reclamation was completed at that time. It can be considered the sea transportation hub of Penang where the ferry terminals, and various port facilities are located.

Weld Quay

Weld Quay

Brick Kiln Road: Wadda Gurdwara Sahib Sikh Temple

Wadda Gurdwara Sahib

Wadda Gurdwara Sahib

Wadda Gurdwara Sahib is an old Sikh Temple located at Brick Kiln Road (or also known as Gurdwara Road) in George Town. A Gurdwara which means “a door to the Guru” is the place of worship for Sikhs however, anyone is welcomed in the Sikh Gurdwara or the Sikh Temple. It was found that Wadda Gurdwara Sahib was also known as ‘Diamond Jubilee Sikh Temple’ due to the fact that the land where the temple is built upon, was given to the local Sikh community in 1897, which marked the year of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

Wadda Gurdwara Sahib

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