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Sungai Ara Linear Park (Taman Jajar Sungai Ara)

Sungai Ara Linear Park (or also called Taman Jajar Sungai Ara) is a lesser known park but is popular within the local area communities. Situated within the housing area of Sungai Ara, the park has some outdoor exercising facilities, walking/jogging paths, a small stage with a river that flows through the park. The park is also surrounded by a number of raintrees which provide ample shades for those who are utilizing the park.

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Walking Through Heritage XII (Five Foot Way)

Five foot ways are the common architecture features of George Town’s pre-war heritage houses. The term “five-foot” usually describes the width of the sheltered walkways or covered sidewalks of the houses.

A Walk Through Heritage: A Malaysia Day

Held on the 16th September every year, Malaysia Day commemorates the establishment of the Malaysian federation on the same date in 1963. The date marked the joining together of Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore to form Malaysia (although Singapore was later removed two years after being a part of Malaysia).

George Town Night View: Chinese Heritage Shophouses

134 and 136 Carnarvon Street

Old heritage shophouses located along Carnarvon Street, George Town. According to the historical signboard, businessman Khaw Seng Lee and his cousins founded Kim Bian Seng Gold Merchant Company and the Kim Bian Aik Goldsmith at these buildings in the early 20th century. Khaw Seng Lee was the former Chairman Penang Philomatic Union and held key positions in various institutions in Penang back then including Chung Ling School and Lam Wah Ee Hospital.

Walking Through Heritage X (Five Foot Way)

Five foot way outside the George Town Heritage Inc. building at Armenian Street.

Butterworth Street Art: Art Walk Alley Part 2

Various murals and artworks painted by local artists which depict the old days of Butterworth, where local sea trade and fishery economy are the history of the area. This art alley can be found just across the street from the first Butterworth Art Alley.

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