Tag: Heritage

Penang Perspective: Lanterns Wall

Rows of lanterns hanging at the Han Jiang Ancestral Temple in George Town, Penang.

The Kuan Yin Temple

The old Kuan Yin Temple at Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (or Kapitan Keling Mosque Street), George Town.

Victoria Street: Boon San Tong Khoo Kongsi

Located along Victoria Street and built in 1878, Boon San Tong Khoo Kongsi is an ancestral clan temple for the Khoo clan people in Penang. It is one of the two Khoo clan temples in Penang and also the smaller and less popular one compared to the main Khoo Kongsi in Cannon Street, George Town.

George Town Street View: Acheen Mosque Minaret

A view of Cannon Street decorated with red lanterns during Chinese New Year, with the minaret of Acheen Street Mosque standing at the background in George Town.

George Town Street View: No. 4 Toh Aka Lane (Glove Puppet Maker)

Toh Aka Lane, George Town.

George Town Street View: No. 8 Toh Aka Lane

Toh Aka Lane, George Town.

Penang Perspective: George Town’s Chinese New Year Celebration

The annual Chinese New Year celebration which is held in George Town’s heritage area. The celebration usually features various traditional arts and performance of the local Chinese culture.

Penang Perspective: Chew Jetty Temple

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Prayers at the Chew Jetty’s Temple during the Jade Emperor celebration (on the 9th day of Chinese lunar new year). Every year, the Weld Quay area is usually host to the biggest celebration for the Jade Emperor in Penang.

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