View of the Esplanade Promenade in George Town.
The newly upgraded promenade of the Esplanade in George Town, Penang. The 570-metre promenade upgrade infuses the old historical seawall of the Esplanade along with a new walkway. The old seawall was found to be built since the early 1800s.
During high tide season, a special lower section of the walkway will be filled with seawater and if the time is right, one can even wade through the saltwater via the walkway.
Penang Esplanade is currently host to a multitude of lantern sculptures which light up during the night, showcasing the various iconic or famous landmarks from around the world. The sculptures are placed there as part of the state’s domestic tourism events during the pandemic period.
There is also a pair of mythical creatures made of paper lantern at the same area: https://travel2penang.org/2021/03/26/esplanade-street-art-dragon-and-phoenix-lantern-sculptures/
Lantern style sculptures of bull and cow signifying the Year of Ox for this Chinese New Year which can be viewed at the Esplanade in George Town.
Lantern style sculptures of a dragon and a phoenix from the Chinese culture are on lighted display at the Esplanade in George Town. These sculptures are made for the Chinese New Year celebrations in February but due to the pandemic and movement control order, not many people managed to visit them. Therefore, they are still being put on display till now.
Part of the historical Fort Cornwallis wall at the Esplanade.
Completed and opened in the year 1883, this small garden beside the Penang Town Hall was named after the fountain located at the center of the garden. The fountain was donated by a local businessman named Koh Seang Tat to the George Town Municipal Council back then. This historical Fountain Garden also undergone a restoration in recent years and is now a small outdoor but shaded park in the city.
Mid-Autumn Festival celebration held at the Esplanade, George Town.