Category: Places to Visit

Penang Perspective: Lanterns Wall

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

The Kuan Yin Temple

The old Kuan Yin Temple at Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (or Kapitan Keling Mosque 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.

Penang Perspective: Kek Lok Si

Kek Lok Si temple lighted up at night during the Chinese New Year festive period.

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.

Penang Street Art (The Praying Indian Lady)

An art work by artist Julia Volchkova can be found at an old overgrown wall along the alley of Lumut Lane, George Town. Improvising on the existing wall facade of nature and stone, this mural depicts an old Indian lady who seems to be praying under the overgrown tree’s shade.

For this mural’s location, please click HERE.
For Julia’s other street arts in Penang, please click HERE.

Hin Bus Depot: Sunday Pop Up Market

Hin Bus Depot‘s Sunday Pop Up Market serves as an avenue for various community activities including a small market featuring handmade products for sale by various individual sellers or small traders as well as performances by artists or musicians.

Hin Bus Depot is located at Gurdwara Road (or Brick Kiln Road), George Town.

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