Tag: Heritage

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.

Penang Street Art (The Dragon)

A Chinese style dragon painted by a Penang-based artist named Zen Lim. This dragon mural can be found at the side wall of a heritage shophouse located along Carnarvon Street, George Town.

Penang Street Art (Toh Aka Lane Sculpture)

A steel rod art sculpture depicting an Ironsmith at work, which also tells the origin of the Toh Aka Lane (Lorong Toh Aka) in George Town. Known locally in the old days as “Ironworks Street”, most of the people staying in this area were ironsmiths and the majority of them belonged to the Cheah clan.

George Town Street View: Acheen Street Mosque Minaret

The minaret of Acheen Mosque standing visible behind a row of heritage shophouses at Acheen Street (Lebuh Acheh), George Town.

George Town Street View: Hostel 100 Cintra Street

100 Cintra Street Mansion

Hostel 100 Cintra Street is an old 19th century pre-war mansion that used to have served as an inn in the old days and has since hosted various functions, including a departmental store, a museum and now a hostel. The blue-painted heritage building can be found at Cintra Street, George Town.

Penang Hilltop Hindu Temple

The stairs to the hilltop temple.

The procession for Thaipusam begins today from George Town area and will complete its journey at the famous hilltop temple at Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani (The Waterfall Hilltop Temple).

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