Scenes from Tan Jetty, one of the six clan jetties at the eastern shore of Penang island.
As the name suggested, this jetty used to house Chinese immigrants of the Tan surname clan from the Fujian Province in China during the colonial era in the late 19th century.
This MARA building in George Town is painted with blue and red stripes, symbolizing the colors of the national flag of Malaysia. Today is also the Independence Day of Malaysia.
Today in Penang, it is the Hari Raya Aidiladha (or Hari Raya Haji) holiday which is a religious festival celebrated by the Muslim community worldwide. Also known as Hari Raya Korban, it is a tradition here which usually involves the sacrifice of cows and sharing the meat with family, for relatives and friends, and for poor people.
George Town World Heritage Day is a Penang state holiday to recognize and commemorate the city’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 7 July 2008. The state holiday which falls on 7 July every year provides the opportunity to celebrate the city’s historical culture and heritage.
Love Lane, once bustling with backpackers and tourists, now lies somewhat deserted during the Covid-19 period.
Armenian Street rarely sees such emptiness during the pre-Covid-19 era, however, with multiple movement control orders and the ban of travels, the popular street is mostly quiet these days.
During the nights of Covid-19 pandemic, the lights of the Komtar Tower are turned on to reflect the “color” of the pandemic affecting the state.
The Acheen Street or Acheh Street (Lebuh Acheh), is a street in George Town named for the old Acehnese community who used to live there.
The old fire station at Beach Street is the earliest fire station in Penang that has served the local community since 1909.