Category: Architecture

Penang Isle: Beach Street on a Weekends


Penang Isle: Kek Lok Si Temple (Part II)

A pictorial stroll at the magnificent Kek Lok Si Temple. For more info, please refer to my first post on Kek Lok Si, LINK HERE.

Penang Isle: Ong Kongsi Clan Temple

Located along one of the main roads at the heart of George Town, the Chinese clan temple Thye Guan Tong Ong Kongsi is the clan association of the Min Hokkien bearing the Ong surname. The original ancestral temple of the clan was built in 1891 by the sea in Jelutong. The current clan temple, the Seh Ong Kongsi, is located at 436 Penang Road which is just right opposite of the busy KOMTAR complex and tower.

Penang Isle: The World Heritage Office

The Penang World Heritage Office located at the heart of George Town (Acheh Street) is set up to manage, keeping tab and protecting the heritage values of the site. In addition, the office also conduct research, training and education programs with regards to heritage related activities as well as to promote the site.

Penang’s George Town was listed as World Heritage Site by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on 7 July 2008 at the World Heritage Committee meeting in Quebec City, Canada.

For more info, visit the official website.

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