Category: George Town

George Town Street View: No. 8 Toh Aka Lane

Toh Aka Lane, George Town.

Penang Perspective: George Town’s Chinese New Year Celebration

The annual Chinese New Year celebration which is held in George Town’s heritage area. The celebration usually features various traditional arts and performance of the local Chinese culture.

Penang Perspective: Chew Jetty Temple

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Prayers at the Chew Jetty’s Temple during the Jade Emperor celebration (on the 9th day of Chinese lunar new year). Every year, the Weld Quay area is usually host to the biggest celebration for the Jade Emperor in Penang.

Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2019

For this year, the annually held Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta will start from today (9 February) till tomorrow night (10 February). The venue of the event is the same as the previous year, which is Padang Polo, George Town. The event usually starts early in the morning and lasts till night time.

For more info, please visit: www.penanghotairballoonfiesta.com

Penang Street Art (The Dragon)

A Chinese style dragon painted by a Penang-based artist named Zen Lim. This dragon mural can be found at the side wall of a heritage shophouse located along Carnarvon Street, George Town.

Penang Street Art (Toh Aka Lane Sculpture)

A steel rod art sculpture depicting an Ironsmith at work, which also tells the origin of the Toh Aka Lane (Lorong Toh Aka) in George Town. Known locally in the old days as “Ironworks Street”, most of the people staying in this area were ironsmiths and the majority of them belonged to the Cheah clan.

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