Once upon a time in Penang

It’s been a while since I have visited Penang. Almost 25 years to be exact. After some traveling around attempting to fill the pages of my little red book, makes me wonder what is happening in my own backyard so I decided to start with Penang. Penang is always synonym with food, food and more food. But I’m not here so much to eat, more like to check out why Penang is so special that it was accorded the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage City. So here is why.

Straits Quay - the new side of Penang
Straits Quay – the new side of Penang

Magnificent old buildings and structures around town.

No Brad Pitt in sight tho. (sigh)

Somewhere near the Cheah Si Sek Tek Tong.

You can't miss the Cheong Fatt Tze mansion in amazing cobalt blue. You can actually stay here from as low as RM400 per night and enjoy the historical splendour or opt to follow the daily guided heritage tours (in English) at 11am, 1.30pm and 3pm.
You can’t miss the Cheong Fatt Tze mansion in amazing cobalt blue. You can actually stay here from as low as RM400 per night and enjoy the historical splendour or opt to follow the daily guided heritage tours (in English) at 11am, 1.30pm and 3pm.

Around the streets of penang

Don't die...

“Boy on a Bike” Mural, Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang by Ernest Zacharevic
“Boy on a Bike” Mural, Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang by Ernest Zacharevic
Left: Sellers by the roadside converting the street arts into notepad covers & keychain for some small bucks. Right: “Little Girl in Blue” Mural, Muntri Street, George Town, also by Ernest Zacharevic.
Left: Sellers by the roadside converting the street arts into notepad covers & keychain for some small bucks. Right: “Little Girl in Blue” Mural, Muntri Street, George Town, also by Ernest Zacharevic.
Here's me trying to 'interact' with art. (“Reaching Up” Mural, Cannon Street, George Town, Penang)
“Reaching Up” Mural, Cannon Street, George Town, Penang
Fort Cornwallis, Penang
Fort Cornwallis, Penang
Ben's vintage toy museum
Ben’s vintage toy museum
And let's call it a day with a beautiful sunset at the Batu Ferringhi Beach.
And let’s call it a day with a beautiful sunset at the Batu Ferringhi Beach.

In case you’re wondering where to locate the street arts:

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&t=m&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=206983907087560792960.0004c3e782fdd713fd759


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