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Penang Street Food: Bayan Baru Food Court Nasi Melayu (Malay Rice)

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A plate of Malay economy rice with various side dishes.

A plate of Nasi Melayu during lunch time at the Bayan Baru Market Food Court.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Hari Raya decoration at Queensbay Mall

Hari Raya Aidilfitri (literally meaning ‘celebration day’) or Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Penang Hill Mosque

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As the only mosque at the top of Penang Hill, the old Penang Hill Mosque (or Masjid Bukit Bendera) serves as the the ‘highest’ Muslim place of worship for the local community there.

Note: Today marks the first day of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, a festive holiday season celebrated by all Muslims here. Therefore, to all Muslims out there, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

The State Mosque

The State Mosque

Passing by Penang’s State Mosque. Today marks the day of Muslim celebration of Eid al-Adha or Hari Raya Haji.

A Hari Raya Decoration in Penang

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Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a national holiday in Malaysia and this year, the holidays start from the 6th to 7th July. In general, the Muslims here will be going back to their hometowns (or balik kampung) to celebrate the festive season with their families.

To all Muslims out there, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Penang Street Art (The Silat Master)

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This large art work portraying two people who appeared to be engaged in silat, a traditional Malay martial art, is the second mural painted by Russian street artist Julia Volchkova in Balik Pulau town, Penang.

For Volchkova’s other works in Penang, please refer HERE or for her Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/volchkovastreetart.

Penang Hilltop Mosque

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An old mosque at the top of Penang Hill.

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