This large art mural is created by UK artist Thomas Powell, as part of his Chinese Zodiac art series in Penang. Named “Dripping Dragon” by the artist, the art work depicts a dragon on horseback, who is wearing an ancient Chinese warrior costume. This art work can be found at Hutton Lane, George Town.
One of the most common mythical creatures in Chinese lore is the Qilin. Qilin looks like a cross-breed of a dragon and a giraffe although historically, Qilin was said to have originated from the giraffe. According to Chinese beliefs, Qilin is a divine creature that protects against evil and therefore, usually appears as sculptures or paintings in temples as well as in ancient Chinese architecture.
The beautifully decorated and illuminated Kek Lok Si temple during a Chinese New Year night in Penang.