Located in the heart of George Town, the old Kuan Yin Temple at Kapitan Keling Mosque Street is where age-old Chinese traditions come to life in a kaleidoscope of colors, scents, and sounds. On the first day of the Chinese New Year, this historic temple transforms into a bustling hub of activity as devotees and visitors alike flock to pay homage and seek blessings for the year ahead. Kuan Yin is also known as the Goddess of Mercy.
Discovering the enchanting Armenian Park in George Town, illuminated by charming lanterns and featuring a captivating mascot representing the new lunar year’s Chinese Zodiac animal—the Dragon.
Decorations including lanterns and a statue of the Rabbit welcoming the Year of the Rabbit and Chinese New Year festivities at Armenian Street Park and its surrounding areas. This decorations are also to signify the beginning of Miao Hui (Penang Chinese New Year Celebration), which will last till 28 January 2023. Various streets within the heritage area of George Town will be decorated with lanterns too and there will be events along the one week period.
The old Kuan Yin Temple (also known locally as Kuan Im Teng, or the Goddess of Mercy’s Temple), which is located at Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (formerly Pitt Street) in George Town.
Armenian Street decorated with red lanterns as Chinese New Year holidays approach.
Traditional style red lanterns on sale at the shops along Carnarvon Street as Chinese New Year festival is just around the corner.
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/
A hidden strange alley off Victoria Street with photographs of various world events and old telephone attached on the wall.
An alley beside the old Central Fire Station at Beach Street, decorated and lighted with lanterns and colourful pinwheel. It is part of the Penang alleys beautification project.