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May 19, 2010

Randomly Penang

Malaysia / Penang

Purple lily. I like this shot.

When you see this signboard on the heritage trail in Georgetown, Khoo Kongsi is just 200 metres ahead on the heritage trail, after Cheah Kongsi. Do drop by Cheah Kongsi along Armenian Street. The Cheah ancient property is one of the oldest Chinese clan associations in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Penang island. Admission is free to Cheah Kongsi.

Further down Armenian Street after Cheah Kongsi and Khoo Kongsi, you will also come across Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple. It was built in the 1850s-60s, a community temple devoted to the worship of Twa Peh Kong.

The beautiful Chinese temple rooftop.

It’s still a popular choice among tourists to explore George Town by trishaw.

A mosque is also located near the temple. Just found out from Mylo that it’s Acheen Street Mosque.

An OLD barber shop in the OLD town!

A temple altar.

A can collector.

The backyard of some houses.

M.C.A = Malaysia Chinese Association.

When this blog post title says “Randomly Penang”, I mean it. The photos in this post were taken from anywhere in Penang. This wooden horse  and carriage shot was snapped at New World Park in Georgetown. There is a hawker centre, restaurants, cafes (Oldtown White Coffee, Starbuck?) and Guardian Pharmacy within the premises.

Take an evening walk along Church Street Pier to watch sunset. The pier is established since 1897.

Rows of colourful kites on sales at a seaside near Queensbay Mall to serve the current kite-flying trend!

A mini kelong for the fishing enthusiasts!

The Penang Bridge that connects the island to the mainland. The 13.5 km iconic landmark of Malaysia is one of the longest bridges in the world.

Penang Bridge at night.

Bon Voyage!

Previous Posts on Penang in this series: Penang Sightseeing | Cheah Kongsi

16 Comments Leave your comment

  • David @ Hanoi said on May 19, 2010 12:48 am

    Love the shots! Nice colour to them. You know, I was in Penang last month and I have not put up my pics… I’m so back logged now…


  • Shelyn said on May 20, 2010 8:58 pm

    I like the photo at Church Street Pier of the yacht and the purple lily. I have never seen purple lily in person.

    Just been to Penang few months ago and yet to compose all the posts.

  • peteformation said on May 21, 2010 3:52 pm

    Missed rustic Penang and all the hawker food!

  • AlienTYC said on May 22, 2010 6:22 pm

    your pictures bring out the old charms of Penang!
    Any yummy food photos coming up? :D

  • dong ho said on May 22, 2010 6:26 pm

    i like the 4th and the 5th photo the most in this set of the penang series. amazing! my brother stayed there i think for two months.

  • mylo said on May 22, 2010 10:59 pm

    A beautiful purple lily! Nice close-up shot!!!

    The mosque that looks like a lighthouse is a.k.a as Acheen Street Mosque; a historical landmark built in the early 1800s.

    Is that a baguette horse?


  • lechua said on May 23, 2010 12:41 am

    the old barber shops are classic!

  • keith said on May 23, 2010 2:57 pm

    Months ago I visited your blog. I am glad to come back. Ihave been to the Philippines, to Indonesia, and have not yet seen Singapore, Malaysia, or Thailand. Your pictures are exquisite. I enjoyed your blog. Terima kaxih

  • eunice said on May 27, 2010 10:09 am

    @David: Ha start clearing ur backlogs!
    @Shelyn: I hardly see purple lilies around too.
    @Peteformation: FOOD… u r a good cook urself, ain’t u?
    @AlienTYC: thx, no food this time! lol However u can browse thru all my previous posts filed under Penang – http://travelerfolio.com/places/malaysia-travel/penang/

    @dongho: U mean the temple?
    @mylo: I see, thanks for the info! Haha no it’s not baguette, I think it’s made of some wooden logs.
    @lechua: Yep!!!
    @Keith: thx!

  • Yin Jie said on May 31, 2010 6:08 pm

    hi, may I know which DSLR u r using? lens? Thanks.

  • eunice said on May 31, 2010 6:13 pm

    @Yin Jie: Pentax K-x… Pentax lens.

    Pentax sponsor pls? lol

  • Emily said on June 1, 2010 6:01 am

    the old barber shops are classic!

  • Yin Jie said on June 1, 2010 10:29 pm

    Thanks…I like ur blog ^_^ …nice photos and writings

  • keeyit said on June 4, 2010 10:47 am

    Interesting trip.. nice photos…

  • eunice said on June 4, 2010 12:24 pm

    @Emily: yep!!
    @Yin Jie, Keeyit: Thx! :D

  • Tan Eu Jin said on December 2, 2011 7:20 pm

    Hi, My hometown is Penang. I say you doing a great job promoting Penang ! Thks !

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