George Town World Heritage Day is a Penang state holiday to recognize and commemorate the city’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 7 July 2008. The state holiday which falls on 7 July every year provides the opportunity to celebrate the city’s historical culture and heritage.
Love Lane, once bustling with backpackers and tourists, now lies somewhat deserted during the Covid-19 period.
Armenian Street rarely sees such emptiness during the pre-Covid-19 era, however, with multiple movement control orders and the ban of travels, the popular street is mostly quiet these days.
During the nights of Covid-19 pandemic, the lights of the Komtar Tower are turned on to reflect the “color” of the pandemic affecting the state.
Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to all those who celebrate the holidays!
The Acheen Street or Acheh Street (Lebuh Acheh), is a street in George Town named for the old Acehnese community who used to live there.
An alley beside the old Central Fire Station at Beach Street, decorated and lighted with lanterns and colourful pinwheel. It is part of the Penang alleys beautification project.
The old fire station at Beach Street is the earliest fire station in Penang that has served the local community since 1909.