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
In Thailand, locals eat cheap, taste bud tickling street food every day, sweet, spicy, salty and sour; stir-fried, deep-fried and grilled. Flavors for every mood and palate, aroma drenched smoke drifting off sizzling woks and glowing grills.
Hawkers sell from makeshift stalls, carts and baskets, in streets, markets and temple fairs. Some already prepared dishes, others cooked to order, all seasoned with a variety of herbs and spices.
Here’s some of my favorite Thai street food photos to make your mouth water!
Selling meat and fish balls on sticks.
Chicken, pork and fish balls, sausages and prawns on sticks.
Assortment of grilled meats and fish on sticks.
Night market stall. Rice and noodle dishes made to order.
Fried rice, fried noodles, spring rolls and corn.
Cart with medley of sausages and fries.
Deep fried chicken, giant grilled ribs and iced drinks.
Fried array of bugs.
Fried bugs sold in tubs drizzled in soy sauce.
More crispy fried bugs.
Vendors selling eggs cooked on portable charcoal grill, dried squid on sticks, peanuts and fruit.
Selling plastic cups filled with strawberries drenched in sugar.
Yellow khao mok gai (a muslim dish with chicken) and meat balls.
Tort man pla (fish cakes) and kai nok ka ta (quail eggs).
Deep fried chicken and sticky rice (khao neeow).
Deep fried potato twists on sticks.
Deep-fried and grilled chicken.
Squid on sticks served with chili sauce.
Grilled prawns and squid on sticks.
More squid and meat on sticks.
Fried meats, sticky rice and pork cake.
Meats and fish on sticks.