Month: June 2019

Penang Perspective: A Blue Mansion

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Leith Street, George Town.

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George Town Street View: Presgrave Street Townhouses

Heritage pre-war townhouses along Presgrave Street, George Town.

George Town Street View: A Historical Press Company

Kwong Wah Yit Poh Office Building

Founded and established by Dr. Sun Yat-sen in 1910, Kwong Wah Yit Poh (or Kwong Wah Daily) is one of the oldest Chinese language newspapers in the country and is predominantly read by the Chinese community in the northern region of Malaysia.

George Town Street View: A Street Art at Ceylon Lane

Elephant’s Nest

Painting of elephants at the front facade of a townhouse located at Ceylon Lane (Lorong Ceylon), George Town. Named “Elephant’s Nest”, this townhouse has been converted into a small vacation rental house.

George Town Street View: Ceylon Lane (Lorong Ceylon)

Ceylon Lane

Ceylon Lane

Ceylon Lane

Ceylon Lane was said to be populated mostly by Indian families (also likely immigrants from Ceylon – now known as Sri Lanka) in the old days.

Toh Aka Lane and its Street Art

Toh Aka Lane is a small alley within the inner city of George Town. A number of the old heritage townhouses here are owned by the Cheah clan members as they have been living here since the 1800s.

Hari Raya Decorations in Penang Malls


Various Raya themed decorations found in shopping malls in Penang.

Selamat Hari Raya! (Today marks the first day of Hari Raya in Malaysia. Hari Raya Aidilfitri (or The Festival of the Breaking of the Fast) is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims here, and elsewhere in the world, it is also known as Eid al-Fitr.

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