Various activities at the Chinese New Year festival and celebration in George Town.
Lion dance performance during the Chinese New Year celebration at George Town. Lion dance in Penang was found to have started during the 1930s, whereby it was a tradition brought over by immigrants from southern China back then. Hence, the common lion dance here is the southern lion dance style. Usually performed during Chinese New Year or any major Chinese event, the lion dance is believed to bring luck and fortune.
One of the two oldest markets in George Town, Campbell Street Market was built in the early 1900s, and it featured unique colonial architecture design.
A trishaw resting by the roadside at night in one of the streets of George Town. The trishaws were a popular local mode of transportation back in the old days. Now trishaws usually serves tourists looking for an unique experience in exploring George Town.
Morning walk along Carnarvon Street in George Town. This is the other end side of Carnarvon Street which links to Chulia Street.