George Town Street View: Armenian Street


A random scene at Armenian Street, George Town during the Chinese New Year.

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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 (Bukit Tambun Murals)

Various murals found in Bukit Tambun village, Penang.

Bukit Tambun Fishing and Riverside Village


Bukit Tambun village seen during Chinese Hew Year.

Bukit Tambun is a small fishing village located at Simpang Ampat in Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang. The village was built along the riverbank of Sungai Jawi (Jawi River) and consistently mostly of Chinese community. The village is also popular for its several local seafood restaurants.

Batu Kawan: Aspen City Central Island Park (Chinese New Year)

Chinese New Year decorations at the recently built Central Island Park in Aspen Vision City in Batu Kawan, Penang. For the past several years, the Batu Kawan region has been undergoing several major developments including new townships and highways.

Butterworth: Raja Uda Chinese New Year Decoration

Lanterns adorning the entire stretch of Raja Uda road in Butterworth, Penang.

Happy Chinese New Year!

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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