Kuala Kangsar Road or Jalan Kuala Kangsar, is a street in George Town that was named after Kuala Kangsar, the old Royal town of Perak state, and was once a focal area of Malay theater and performance in the early days. The street is usually crowded with marketplace activities in the mornings as the Chowrasta Market is located nearby too.
This old The Nine Emperor Gods Temple (a townhouse painted in yellow) is located at Cheong Fatt Tze Street, George Town.
Primarily observed by the local Chinese, the Nine Emperor Gods Festival is a 9-days Taoist celebration beginning on the eve of 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. This year’s celebration will be ending on the 17th October. During a 9-days period, devotees will be observing a strict vegetarian diet.
“The festival is dedicated to the nine sons of Dou Mu, the Goddess of the North Star, who is believed to control the Books of Life and Death. Devotees believe the deities arrive through the waterway and processions are usually held from temples to the river or seashore as a symbolic gesture.”
Chowrasta Market is located at the heart of George Town and is a popular for the locals and one of the oldest markets in Penang. The market’s building had undergone renovations for several years and houses various stalls selling local items and produce.
The front compound and green garden of the Cheah Kongsi at Beach Street, George Town. Cheah Kongsi is one of the several major and oldest Chinese clan associations in Penang.
Art Lane is a newly established art gallery that features both international and local works within an old heritage pre-war shophouse at Beach Street, George Town. The art space is founded by one of the co-owners of China House, which is also located nearby. The walls within the large shophouse serve as the canvas for artists to exhibit their creativity and express their thoughts in a public space.
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