Tag: traditional

George Town Heritage View: The Clan Houses

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A wall that separates two clan houses in George Town’s heritage zone, the Cheah Kongsi at Armenian Street and the Lim Kongsi at Ah Quee Street.

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Penang Street Art (The Malaysian Icons)

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A large wall art mural painted on the wall of the Shell petrol station located along Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway (or the Jelutong Expressway). This vibrant and colorful art work showcases the various iconic, cultural, and traditional items in Malaysia.

Lorong Muda Street View

Lorong Muda Street View

Lorong Muda Street View

Lorong Muda Street View

Lorong Muda and its “Joss Stick Maker” street art wall sculpture in George Town. Lorong Muda (or Muda Lane in English) is a rather narrow lane that links both Stewart Lane and Market Lane. This little lane is famous for its traditional joss stick maker.

The old heritage townhouse of the joss stick maker:

Lorong Muda Street View

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.

George Town Street View: Southern Lions Dance

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The Chinese Southern Lions Dance is a common sight in Penang during the celebration period of the Chinese Lunar New Year.

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.

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.

George Town Street View: The Temple Lions

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Lion dance performers with their new lions getting blessing from the Kuan Yin temple in George Town before the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year.

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