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    Karpal Singh Drives At Night

    by DaHongHua Updated Nov 30, 2014

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    Karpal Singh Drives in evening and early night attracted some people from local residence site nearby who spend their after meal time to have strolling around.
    There are also some customers who dine in the restaurants in the commercial complex.
    The attraction to me is the illuminated blue pillars. They got the light from the blue spot lights shooting to them, they are beautiful.
    The street lights enable the local residences to spend longer time if they want to enjoy natural sea wind.

    The reflection create a self illumination effect The reflection lights and the street lights are on The cycling path is constructed by cement bricks.
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    Relax and stroll at the Karpal Singh Drives

    by DaHongHua Updated Nov 22, 2014

    On the promenade and the deck in the middle of Karpal Singh Drives, two type of sculpture were built.
    The 4 tall blue pillars' sculpture represent the meaning of A Celebration of Our Blue Sky, a description sign with the poem of it is stand in front of the pillars. The sculpture is a modern art created by renowned artist Nakayama Hitori on 25 Jan, 2008.
    Stood beside the pillars were the Rhythm of Life sculpture created by the renowned local artist Heng Eow Lin on the same date. They were painted red and dark blue.
    Along the seafront, you can come to enjoy sea wind and fresh air, have a morning walk or evening stroll along the jogging and cycling track, the old Penang Bridge and Penang Port in Butterworth are in your view not far away.

    The description with the poem The celebration of our blue sky The rhythm of life Enjoy the fresh air from the sea The Rhythm of Life sculpture
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    The pillars at Karpal Singh Drives

    by DaHongHua Updated Nov 22, 2014

    The four tall pillar sculptures were built on the promenade and the deck in the middle of Lebuh Sg Pinang 4 and Lebuh Sg Pinang 5, later is named as Karpal Singh Drives to mark rememberance and respect to the late YB Karpal Singh.
    This sculpture represent the meaning of A Celebration of Our Blue Sky, a description sign with the poem of it is stand in front of the pillars. The sculpture is a modern art created by renowned artist Nakayama Hitori on 25 Jan, 2008.

    The theme is : A celebration of our blue sky I am in front of the pillar sculpture Closer view can see the inner construction Rough concrete surface with blue paint The sign
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    Karpal Singh Drives

    by DaHongHua Updated Nov 22, 2014

    Karpal Singh is a great politician who passed away suddenly in a road accident.
    The Penang State government has chosen a sub coastal road to name - Karpal Singh Drives.
    Turn in from Lebuhraya Tun Dr LCEwe, in front is the 4 blue pillars' sculpture. This road divide to left and right, the commercial area in left and the residence site in right. Along the seafront, there is bicycle path and the rest area is just under the 4 pillars sculpture. From here, the 1st Penang Bridge is very clear in view.

    The 4 blue pillars' sculpture To the right is Drive 1 The commercial area Can see the Penang Bridge The bicycle and jogging track end to end
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    At the Straits Quay - Rent a bicycle

    by DaHongHua Written Aug 28, 2014

    Some local residence enjoy cycling in the Straits Quay compound. Visitors can have a faster tour and a light cycling exercise outside the shopping mall in the compound. A promotion package is available to bigger group.

    The price is on the board the business owner check the bicycle condition stop at interesting point Geargetown and KOMTAR from the Straits Quay The Penang Port from Straits Quay
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    Private boat cruising from the Straits Quay

    by DaHongHua Written Aug 28, 2014

    To own a private yacht or a private boat means for private sea cruising and fishing is expensive. Beside owning the floating property, one have to pay high parking fee and hire the keeper to manage and maintain the boat.
    Do not worry if you are not a millionaire as there are company who run private outing from 2 persons to a big group using small boat to big boat.
    My picture show a few of the activities and the contact number.
    Organise a private sailing to cruise Penang Island in a group of friends or colleagues must be fun.

    Big and small private boats parking nicely the are private boat for a round island tour ready for departure These could be a colleague get together tour welcoming drink is served
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    Nagore Dargha Sheriff

    by jorgejuansanchez Updated Aug 26, 2014

    This is a pretty mosque that rather looks a Hindu temple, but is a shrine devoted to Syed Shahul Hamid, a 13th century Muslim Saint.
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    The Nagore Durgha Sheriff was built in the early 1800s, at about the same time as the Kapitan Keling Mosque nearby. This makes it the oldest Indian Muslim shrine in Penang. The Chulias are a South Indian ethnic group from the Coromandel Coast of India. They are Muslim merchants and moneylenders who arrived in George Town as soon as the British trading port was established.

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    Walk in Malaysia

    by PeterVancouver Updated Jul 23, 2014

    Kong Hock Keong Temple is a Taoist temple and is dedicated to the worship of Guanyin which is revered by Chinese Taoists (or Daoists) as an Immortal. However, in folk traditions such as Chinese mythology, there are other stories about Guanyin's origins that are outside the accounts of Avalokiteœvara recorded in Buddhist sutras.
    Due to the devotional popularity of Guanyin in thoughout the whole of East Asia, she is known by many names, most of which are simply the localised pronunciations of "Guanyin" or "Guanshiyin":

    Alighting at Butterworth for Georgetown Kong Hock Keong Temple Georgetown Penang Kapitan Keling Mosque
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    Air Itam Dam

    by shannsow Written Jul 16, 2014

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    Exercise is part of the human need ,exercise with get less indisposition . So i am human too , my friend and i take one hours walk from bottom of the Air Itam Dam to the top . Air Itam Dam is at top of the Temple Kek Lok Si , and it was a Bicycle members famous place .Beside Air Itam Dam they also have outdoor activities,but need sign up and pay. Good for the Picnic ,wide grass field and a lot giant insect around you .
    Suitable for kid to ,they have a little playground there and a small tiny fall .

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    Sakura in Malaysia

    by shannsow Written Jul 15, 2014

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    Now a few years our gardener of government they plant new trees.I don't know name of the trees but similar like Sakura tree,most Sakura in japan will see white and pink color, but Malaysia have white, pink , dark pink and purple ,who can give me the tree name ? Every year of March trees flower blooming everywhere, very beautiful , my cousin and i take a lot photo of them will our bicycle .

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    Pinaon Time Tunnel - The History Museum Of Penang

    by LisaH51 Written Mar 19, 2014

    This place is great! It has artifacts, old photographs, antiques and also 3D photos. The rare video clip on the Japanese air raid on Penang was outstanding as it contains raw footage. We spent nearly 2 hours inside the museum exploring all the informations. A must visit place if you in Penang. You can also use the limited discount voucher available here http://pinangtimetunnel.com/voucher/

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    THE WOMEN OF PERANAKAN MANSION

    by Anniko Updated Feb 12, 2014

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    Peranakan or Baba Nyonya, are terms for a subgroup of Straits Chinese, and their unique culture, that hybridizes Chinese, Malay and western traditions. They are descendants of Chinese emigrants from Fujian Province, who settled on both sides of the Malacca straits in the 15th and 16th centuries, known today as Singapore, Malacca and Penang. These early settlers often took Malay or Indonesian brides.

    The Peranakans were partially assimilated into the Malay culture (especially in food, dress, and language) while retaining some Chinese traditions (religion, name, and ethnic identity) thereby creating a fusion culture of their own. There are traces of British colonial influences as well.

    The best place to experience the traditional Baba Nyonya life is at the Peranakan Mansion in Penang. We spent a couple of hours inside this amazing place. Chinese carved wooden panels, English floor tiles and Scottish ironworks, provided a backdrop to rooms filled with relics of Peranakan culture. Our guide, attired in their traditional dress, was not only witty, but extremely informative. We would have been lost among all the opulence, without her.

    The mansion’s second floor, showcasing the former lifestyle of its female residents, appealed to me the most, with its luxurious bridal chambers, and comprehensive exhibits of clothing, slippers and jewelry worn by Peranakan women. (nyonyas)

    Nyonyas were expected to excel in embroidery and beadwork, the two distinctive features of Peranakan fashion. Not allowed to leave the house, women occupied themselves by making gorgeous clothes and slippers.

    In the 19th century, nyonyas adopted a special form of Malay dress, the sarong kebaya. However, they used colors and patterns influenced by Chinese taste. Originally from Indonesia, the kebaya was worn by both Malay and Peranakan women but with important differences. The Malay kebaya is a loose-fitting long blouse made of opaque cotton or silk with little or no lace embroidery. On the other hand, the nonya kebaya is a shorter, tighter-fitting sheer fabric blouse that is decorated by hand with embroidered motifs such as roses, peonies, orchids, butterflies and fish. Being semi-transparent, the garment is usually worn over a camisole and secured with a kerongsang, a set of three brooches.

    The kebaya top is traditionally worn with a batik sarong skirt and paired with intricately hand-beaded slippers known as kasut manek. This was the most popular of all beadwork among Peranakan women, thought to be an influence coming from Victorian Britain and Continental Europe. Originally only gold thread and velvet was used. Beads were stitched onto fabric stretched over a frame, before being taken to a cobbler and fashioned into a slipper.

    One could easily spend all day looking at the intricate details of numerous displays on offer, and that’s just on the second floor. There’s also plenty to view in the ground level function rooms, kitchen, and the adjoining Ancestral Temple.

    Our guide in traditional dress.
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    Chew jetty

    by shannsow Updated Jan 30, 2014

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    Penang has eight jetties, named after their surnames, “Lim”, “Chew”, “Tan”, “Lee”, “Yeoh”, “Koay”, “Peng Aun” and Mixed Clans. “Chew” is the famous last name and it means the entire long stretch of jetty are residence with “Chew” as their last name.etty is actually a village built on stilts and these were built by some pioneer Chinese immigrants. Each jetty comprises of row houses on stilts joined by wooden walkways over the water. These ‘water villages’, set up more than a century ago, house the descendants from Fukien Province in China, who shared common historical, geographical and clan origins.All jetties are business with motel , B & B and each other stay rest.

    She going to eat Ferry.
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    Lim Kongsi (Lim Clan Ancestral Temple)

    by limkahwan Updated Dec 12, 2013

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    I am from this clan called Lim Kongsi, is a Hokkien Association located at Ah Quee Street, George Town. Its full name is Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi. which means Hall of Nine Dragons, The name Kew Leong Tong is to commemorate the nine sons of a particular Lim clan in China who were elevated to the status of chief magistrates during the Tang Dynasty.
    The Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi was founded by people of the Lim surname who came from the village of Koe Guan in the sub district of Sam Tor, Zhangzhou, in Hokkien (Fujian) Province, China. Nevertheless, the association is open to anybody surnamed Lim, regardless their origin and dialect.
    The three Lim clan associations in Penang were established in 1863, in the 2nd year of the reign of Emperor Tong Ti. In addition to Kew Leong Tong, the other associations are Toon Pun Tong and Bian Soot Tong. The Bian Soot Tong Lim Kongsi was confined to the descendents of two sub-groups of Koe Guan, namely the Keong Cheng and Eh Ho, whereas the Toon Pun Tong Lim Kongsi was open to all the families from Koe Guan. As for Kew Leong Tong, it is open to all Lims.
    Lim Cheng Kah was the president of all the 3 Lim Kongsis, and the association was run from an office at Messrs Chop Heng Moh at 164 Beach Street. When the Lim Ancestral Temple building was completed in 1866, the Kew Leong Tong moved its office there. The address was 234 Beach Street. Later, Ah Quee Street was demolished when the Kapitan China Chung Keng Kwee alias Ah Quee donated his Beach Street shophouse to be demolished to create the street that bears his name. Ah Quee Street which also happens to be the longest shophouse in Penang.
    As one enters the Kew Leong Tong, one finds a well, and the shrine to Mar Chor Poh, the patron saint of seafarers, whose surname happens to also be Lim. The Lim Kongsi is the only local clan association whose patron deity is a female. and still supports children of Kongsi members who need scholarship and school supplies assistance.
    If you wish to visit Lim Kongsi, be aware that at most times, Lim Kongsi is kept behind lock and key except during the Chinese New Year Open House. But you can enter by calling the keeper at the small door beside the main entrance.*fh

    Lim Kongsi Clan Ancestral Temple Ancestral Altar at Clan House Clan Temple Main Altar Dragon on Clan Temple Wall Lim Clan Kongsi
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    Made In Penang Interactive Museum

    by shannsow Written Dec 8, 2013

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    Made In Penang Interactive Museum,an art Museum in Penang Island.This museum will gave you a-lot fun,you have to prepare many pose to make sure you picture looking good.
    3D art inside this museum it's want to make Penang Change to new life,said by the director.

    Pass Penang Island Follow this point to get you picture.
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