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Apong Guan @ Burmah Road

A popular local stall, Apong Guan has been in business for many years and can be found along Burma Road, just in front of Union Primary School in George Town.

Apong Guan is a small apong stall along Burmah Road in front of Union Primary School and diagonal from the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Apong or apom is a type of pancake that is commonly made here in Penang, and a favorite dessert amongst the locals.

Penang Isle: Dhammikarama Burmese Temple’s Buddha Statue

A tall giant statue of the Buddha within the hall of Dhammikarama Burmese Temple.

Dhammikarama Burmese Temple is located just opposite the Wat Chayamangkalaram Buddhist Thai Temple, and is also one of the popular sites to visit in George Town. Various statues of buddha and mythical creatures of the Burmese beliefs can be found in the temple’s garden. The temple was built in 1803 and in 2011, the Golden Pagoda Bell Tower was also completed within the temple grounds.

Penang Isle: Wat Chayamangkalaram Buddhist Thai Temple

Wat Chayamangkalaram (also known as the Sleeping Buddha or Reclining Buddha Temple) is a Thai temple located at the Burma Road area of Pulau Tikus, Penang. It was found to have been built in 1845 on a piece of land granted to the Siamese community in George Town by Queen Victoria, and also houses one of the world’s longest reclining Buddha statues. The temple is one of the main highlights of Penang tourism places, attracting both locals and foreigners.

Today also marks the birth of the Buddha, the Vesak Day.

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