Selamat Hari Merdeka!

A view of the MARA Building from an alley way in George Town. The building is painted similarly to the colors of the Malaysia national flag.

Hari Merdeka is the National Day of Malaysia which falls on 31st August.

Penang Avatar Secret Garden (Tanjung Tokong Tua Pek Kong Temple)

Locally known as Penang’s “Avatar” Secret Garden, this recent addition to the island is actually a renovated and re-developed mini park at the small hill behind the Tanjung Tokong Tua Pek Kong Temple. The trees as well as the hill and its surroundings are decorated with various lightings (that change and illuminating different colors in intervals) which almost resemble the Pandora forest from the movie Avatar.

Location of the Penang Avatar Secret Garden: Google Map Link.

One can see the illuminated forest behind the Tanjung Tokong Tua Pek Kong Temple.

George Town Street View: Kek Chuan Road

Kek Chuan Road

Kek Chuan Road is a small road named after Lim Kek Chuan, who also happened to be a founder of the Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Located in George Town, Penang, the road is also known for its row of nine colorful heritage shophouses. Each of these shophouses is renovated and painted with a different color.

Kek Chuan Road

Kek Chuan Road

Kek Chuan Road

Kek Chuan Road

One can enter Kek Chuan Road from Macalister Road or Irving Road.