Month: January 2019

Penang Street Art (Toh Aka Lane Sculpture)

A steel rod art sculpture depicting an Ironsmith at work, which also tells the origin of the Toh Aka Lane (Lorong Toh Aka) in George Town. Known locally in the old days as “Ironworks Street”, most of the people staying in this area were ironsmiths and the majority of them belonged to the Cheah clan.

Penang Street Art (The Praying Indian Lady)

An art work by artist Julia Volchkova can be found at an old overgrown wall along the alley of Lumut Lane, George Town. Improvising on the existing wall facade of nature and stone, this mural depicts an old Indian lady who seems to be praying under the overgrown tree’s shade.

For this mural’s location, please click HERE.
For Julia’s other street arts in Penang, please click HERE.

George Town Street View: Acheen Street Mosque Minaret

The minaret of Acheen Mosque standing visible behind a row of heritage shophouses at Acheen Street (Lebuh Acheh), George Town.

George Town Street View: Hostel 100 Cintra Street

100 Cintra Street Mansion

Hostel 100 Cintra Street is an old 19th century pre-war mansion that used to have served as an inn in the old days and has since hosted various functions, including a departmental store, a museum and now a hostel. The blue-painted heritage building can be found at Cintra Street, George Town.

Penang Gurney Plaza Mall Chinese New Year (CNY) Decorations

CNY Decoration at Gurney Plaza

CNY Decoration at Gurney Plaza

CNY Decoration at Gurney Plaza

Penang Thaipusam: Scenes from the Festival

Scenes from the Penang Thaipusam festival. During the festival, the breaking of the coconuts is a ritual practiced by Hindus as an act of cleansing and also to symbolize the renounce of one’s ego at the feet of the presiding deity Lord Muruga (usually carried on a chariot).

Penang Thaipusam: A Kavadi Carrier

A Kavadi carrier making his pilgrimage to the hilltop temple during the Thaipusam festival in Penang.

Penang Hilltop Hindu Temple

The stairs to the hilltop temple.

The procession for Thaipusam begins today from George Town area and will complete its journey at the famous hilltop temple at Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani (The Waterfall Hilltop Temple).

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