Penang Street View: The Kampung Homes

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Street view of traditional Malay kampung houses along Balik Pulau roads in Penang. During the festive period of Hari Raya, many Malays will be returning to their family homes, and most of them will be traveling from the urban cities to the kampung area.

A Kampung House (Selamat Hari Raya)

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A Malay kampung house at Balik Pulau, Penang. Kampung simply translates to village in English.

Every year, Hari Raya Aidilfitri (or Hari Raya Puasa) is celebrated by Muslims worldwide on the 1st of Syawal (according to Hijrah Calendar) to mark the end of Ramadhan. Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a national holiday in Malaysia and this year, it falls on the 17 July 2015. In general, the Muslims here will be going back to their hometowns to celebrate it with their families and this is commonly called “balik kampung”.

To all Muslims out there, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri.