Category: Chinese Influenced Buildings

Penang Perspective: Lanterns Wall

Rows of lanterns hanging at the Han Jiang Ancestral Temple in George Town, Penang.

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The Kuan Yin Temple

The old Kuan Yin Temple at Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (or Kapitan Keling Mosque Street), George Town.

Penang Street Art (Folklore by the Sea @ Chew Jetty)

This art mural is found on the wall of the old wooden house in Chew Jetty where Folklore by the Sea performance show is located.
Located at the famous Chew Jetty, Folklore By The Sea is a live theatrical show which tells the story of the settlers from China who built their homes at the Penang waterfront in the 1880s.

George Town Street View: An Old Perm Parlour

Lai Kheng Perm Parlour at Keng Kwee Street, George Town.

Victoria Street: Boon San Tong Khoo Kongsi

Located along Victoria Street and built in 1878, Boon San Tong Khoo Kongsi is an ancestral clan temple for the Khoo clan people in Penang. It is one of the two Khoo clan temples in Penang and also the smaller and less popular one compared to the main Khoo Kongsi in Cannon Street, George Town.

Cannon Street View

Cannon Street, George Town.

The name Cannon Street had its origin from the cannons that were fired during the Penang Riots in 1867. The riot was the result of a secret society dispute when the alliance of Tua Pek Kong Hoey (Kean Teik Tong) and the Red Flag Gang fought against the alliance of the Ghee Hin Kongsi and the White Flag Gang for ten days in George Town. It was said that some of the houses still have lasting damages as a result from the riot.

George Town Street View: No. 4 Toh Aka Lane (Glove Puppet Maker)

Toh Aka Lane, George Town.

George Town Street View: No. 8 Toh Aka Lane

Toh Aka Lane, George Town.

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