Category: Chinese Influenced Buildings

Penang Perspective: A Temple View

Buddha statues overlooking the balcony of a temple building at famous Kek Lok Si temple, Penang.
Today is the Wesak Day, a day when Buddhists in Malaysia celebrate Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. Normally, there will be Wesak Day procession in George Town as part of the celebration.

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George Town Street View: Love Lane Shophouse Facade

Heritage pre-war shophouses found at Love Lane, George Town.

George Town Street View: A Walk along Love Lane

There are several stories about how Love Lane got its name. The more common one was in the old days, wealthy Chinese businessmen who lived at the nearby Muntri Street had apparently kept their mistresses at the townhouses along Love Lane.

Now, the street is usually popular with tourists from various parts of the world due to many budget (and boutique) hotels and pubs nearby.

A Scene Inside the Peranakan Mansion

Peranakan Mansion is one of the must visit locations in Penang.

George Town Street View: The Tiger Between the Houses

A large white tiger mural found at Stewart Lane, George Town.

George Town Street View: Heritage Houses

Heritage Townhouses at George Town

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