Penang Snapshots: Historic George Town Scenes
A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a cultural mosaic of food, arts and architecture, language and religion, I immediately fell in love with historic George Town on the island of Penang in Malaysia on my second visit after many years.
These photos taken on my meanderings by foot one full day and a few hours early the next morning just touch the surface. I’ll be posting more and I’ll definitely be returning for a longer visit!
Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Chinese temple
Chinese temple courtyard and lanterns, Hok Teik Cheng Sin Temple
Close-up of Chinese lanterns, Hok Teik Cheng Sin Temple
Alleyway with hanging laundry
Mahamariamman Temple, a Hindu temple in Little India
Flower sellers in Little India
Lam Yeong Tong Yap Kongsi Chinese temple
Bicycle shop in Armenian Street
Loo Pun Hong Chinese temple
Old building with washing line in the street
View from inside noodle shop of food cart vendor selling sweets
Festival fire in the street outside Kong Hock Keong or Goddess of Mercy Temple celebrating Por Tor or Hungry Ghost Festival
Giant, colorful incense burning at Kong Hock Keong or Goddess of Mercy Temple celebrating Por Tor or Hungry Ghost Festival
Temple goods store seller outside Kong Hock Keong or Goddess of Mercy Temple during Por Tor or Hungry Ghost Festival celebrations
Qaryah Masjid Jamek Benggali Mosque against a stormy sky
The Cantonese Districts Association Tokong NG Fook Thong Chinese temple
Colorful rickshaw with driver taking a break on the pavement reading a newspaper
Kapitan Keling Mosque against a stormy, late afternoon sky
Crumbling old building in Love Lane
Rickshaw taxi stand with motorcyclist riding on pavement
Lady cycling past old building with metal street art on the walls
Street food cart in the early morning sunshine
Flower stalls in Little India bathed in early morning sunshine
Me encantan las fotos!!!
October 4, 2013 at 7:07 pm
October 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm
Stunning photos! You manage to capture beautiful subjects that other people would probably just walk right by.
October 5, 2013 at 1:02 am
Thank you so much Sas! That’s a huge compliment! Glad you enjoyed my photos.
October 5, 2013 at 11:12 am
Beautiful shots of Penang, Lucy! I’m planning to visit this part of Malaysia in the not-too-distant future, so this post reaffirms my plan. 🙂
October 5, 2013 at 5:24 pm
Thanks so much Bama! I absolutely loved the historic part of Georgetown and recommend you visit. Next time I want to see more of the island. I’ll be posting more on Georgetown soon.
October 5, 2013 at 10:59 pm
October 7, 2013 at 2:34 am
Thanks, Nicole! I think you’d go crazy with your camera there!
October 7, 2013 at 9:03 am
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