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.

Balik Pulau: Sungai Burong

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Sungai Burong or Sungai Burung is a stretch of river at the western coast of Balik Pulau, Penang. Beautiful view of the rural landscape can be seen on a stroll along the river. Paddy fields and rows of coconut trees lined up along the riverbank.

There is also a small village nearby named after the river, called Kampung Sungai Burung.