The old Wan Hai Hotel’s side door at Stewart Lane, George Town
As part of Penang government’s effort to promote cycling, the Link Bike Sharing System was introduced by the Penang Island City Council in 2016 to provide a convenient bicycle-sharing system for the public. One can simply pick up a bicycle from any station and then return it to other stations which will be located at 25 strategic places in George Town. The system also provides an alternative to sight-seeing George Town and to use the service, one can just simply download its app and follow the instruction.
For more info, do visit the LinkBike site: https://www.linkbike.my/.
A couple of months back, the Penang Hop-On Hop-Off bus service was launched to promote the island’s tourism and places of attraction. Equipped with Wi-Fi, the buses feature sky view and open deck, disabled-friendly facilities and travel through routes that covers 50 major attractions on the island. For those interested in exploring the heritage sites and streets of George Town, there is the ‘City Route’ bus while those who want to enjoy the beach and natural area of the island may hop-on to the ‘Beach Route’ bus.
For MyKad holders, the tickets are RM19 for adults and RM12 for children. Tickets are valid for 24 hours.
For non-Malaysians, tickets are priced at RM45 (adults) and RM24 (children above five and below 12).
For more info such as the routes covered and tour map, please check out www.myhoponhopoff.com/.
The Second Penang Bridge, or officially known as Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge, is now the longest bridge in Southeast Asia spanning 24-kilometer of length over the sea. It connects Bandar Cassia in Seberang Perai on the mainland Peninsular Malaysia with Batu Maung on Penang Island. The project construction started in late 2008 and was completed in 2014, with the bridge opening to the public on 1 March 2014.
A Brief Intro
Situated opposite just across the road from the Dhammikarama Burmese Temple lies the Thai Reclining Buddha (or Sleeping Buddha) Temple. The world’s third longest reclining Buddha is built within the temple. Outside the temple walls, statues of mythical beings can be found just like the Burmese temple.
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A fishing village at Batu Maung, Penang. The temple to the legendary Admiral Cheng Ho is also located at the shore, overlooking the village. Admiral Cheng Ho is commonly known as Sam Poh Kong by the locals here, and worshipped as a deity by fishermen.
The ‘Tua Pek Kong” grand float procession was held by the management of Poh Hock Seah in 2010, the last of such event was held back in 1998. The procession was held once every 12 years (during the Tiger year of the Chinese zodiac).
Tua Pek Kong is one of the pantheon of Malaysian Chinese Gods. It was believed that Tua Pek Kong arrived in Penang 40 years before Francis Light’s arrival.