Month: June 2017

Western Road: The Old Christian Cemetery

Since the 19th century, the Western Road Cemetery is the largest and one of the old Christian cemeteries on the Penang island. The cemetery borders the Penang Municipal Park and can be accessed through a small opening at the park or via its main entrance at Western Road.

Penang Street Art Map (Part 16 – Kampung Kolam Area)

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A small area with several art murals such as:

Candy Bird Street Art
Girl with the Bottles Balloon
A Thirst for Life
The Couple

For other street art locations, please click HERE.

Penang Street Art (The Couple)

A street art mural found at the wall of a small alley at Kampung Kolam area, George Town.

Penang Street Art (Thirst for Life)

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Another art mural found at the mouth of a small alley that connects both Kampung Kolam area and Kapitan Keling Mosque Street in George Town.

Penang Street Art (Candy Bird’s Street Art)

Art murals painted by Candy Bird whose real name is Han Chun-Yueh, a Taiwanese street artist. His art works are usually inspired by the historical and social aspects of the places that he visits. These art works can be found at a small alley that connects both Kampung Kolam area and Kapitan Keling Mosque Street in George Town.

Penang Street Art (Girl with the Floating Bottles Balloon)

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A street art mural depicting a girl holding on to a balloon made up of floating plastic bottles. This art work can be found at a back wall of a building at the Kampung Kolam area (or behind a row of shophouses facing Kapitan Keling Mosque Street) in George Town.

Penang Hill Mosque

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As the only mosque at the top of Penang Hill, the old Penang Hill Mosque (or Masjid Bukit Bendera) serves as the the ‘highest’ Muslim place of worship for the local community there.

Note: Today marks the first day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, a festive holiday season celebrated by all Muslims here. Therefore, to all Muslims out there, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

The Habitat: Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk

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As the main attraction of The Habitat at Penang Hill, the Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk features breathtaking views atop the rainforest hill of Penang island. It provides an elevated walkway and a 360 degrees viewing platform above the trees (with a height of 13 meters from the ground), offering the highest panoramic view of the island. Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk was named after Charles Curtis, the first British superintendent of the Penang Botanic Gardens and who is also a botanist himself.

The Habitat @ Penang Hill

Claiming to be the country’s first ecotourism site, The Habitat at Penang Hill is the newest attraction to join the ranks of popular tourism sites in Penang. With its objectives in promoting environmental causes and the conservation of nature, The Habitat features walking trails within the lush rainforest of Penang. Along these trails, one can find a variety of flora and fauna which inhabit the rainforest and hills, ranging from tiny insects to the rainforest’s wildlife and plants.

A place which will be appreciated by people who like nature, The Habitat also features its own attractions like the giant swings, mini gardens and a tree top walk (the Curtis Walk), in addition to guided walking tours. There are several other new attractions (like the canopy walk) which are being developed currently and are expected to be completed by the year’s end.

For more info on The Habitat, do visit its official website located HERE.

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