Month: May 2018

Penang Isle: Dhammikarama Burmese Temple’s Buddha Statue

A tall giant statue of the Buddha within the hall of Dhammikarama Burmese Temple.

Dhammikarama Burmese Temple is located just opposite the Wat Chayamangkalaram Buddhist Thai Temple, and is also one of the popular sites to visit in George Town. Various statues of buddha and mythical creatures of the Burmese beliefs can be found in the temple’s garden. The temple was built in 1803 and in 2011, the Golden Pagoda Bell Tower was also completed within the temple grounds.

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Penang Isle: Wat Chayamangkalaram Buddhist Thai Temple

Wat Chayamangkalaram (also known as the Sleeping Buddha or Reclining Buddha Temple) is a Thai temple located at the Burma Road area of Pulau Tikus, Penang. It was found to have been built in 1845 on a piece of land granted to the Siamese community in George Town by Queen Victoria, and also houses one of the world’s longest reclining Buddha statues. The temple is one of the main highlights of Penang tourism places, attracting both locals and foreigners.

Today also marks the birth of the Buddha, the Vesak Day.

Butterworth Street Art: Bounties of the Sea


Various murals created by street artist Thomas Powell at a ruined and abandoned building in the old town of Butterworth, Penang. This art works depict the local history and culture of Butterworth, which was once a fisherman’s village.

Butterworth Street Art: Fishing

A large mural painted on the back wall of an old shop at Butterworth’s old town, featuring a man sitting above the sea with a fishing rod. This art work showcases the origin of the area whereby it was a fishing village and jetty that later thrived into a busy trading port. This mural is part of the series of works of the Butterworth Street Art Alley.

Butterworth Street Art: The Old Malaya Penang Stamp

Yet another wall art mural depicting an old vintage Malaya-Penang stamp, which can be located at the Butterworth Street Art Alley.

Butterworth Street Art: The Old Malaya Stamp

An art mural of an old Malaya stamp of 20 cents painted at the wall of a shop in Butterworth’s old town. This art work is part of a series of murals painted to depict the history and origin of the Butterworth town.

Butterworth Street Art: Don’t Trash Our Oceans

A mural painted at one of the shophouses at the old town of Butterworth, requesting people not to pollute the oceans. This art work is part of the series of murals painted along the Butterworth Street Art Alley.

Butterworth Street Art: The Ship

An old man cycling past a large mural of a ship at an alley in the old town of Butterworth. The Butterworth’s old town area on the mainland side of Penang used to be a bustling trading port that had its origin from a small fishing village.

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