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Private Tour: Half-Day Penang Walking Tour
"Where else in the world can you find a street lined with so many places of worship of different faith all within a perimeter of one KM with residents living in harmony and respectful of each other's religion and culture. The walking tour begins from St. George's Church oldest in Malaysia to the Taoist Goddess of Mercy Temple which survived the last two world wars. Across the street is Little India with its colorful Sri Mariamman Temple decorated with 40 statuettes of Hindu Gods. Further down visit either Khoo or Cheah Kongsi a Chinese ancestral clan house cum temple. Also not to be missed is the Kapitan Keling Mosque the first Arab-Indian Muslim mosque built in Penang."""
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Private Half-Day Heritage Walking Tour of Georgetown
"This tour starts at the Star Pitt Street located near the corner of Church Street and Gat Lebuh Gereja. You private tour guide will meet you and bring you to the first destination the Khoo Kongsi or clan house. You will learn about the central role of the Kongsi the first port of call for Chinese immigrants far from home and explore the wooden houses on the clan jetties where descendants of the first Chinese settlers still live.We will then stop at the historic Kapitan Keling Mosque one of the most visited places of worship in the heart of Georgetown. We will breathe in the spice-laden air on the streets of Little India and its shops packed with enticing goods. The picturesque alleys of the protected heritage zone are also t eat and worship will help to ensure that centuries-old traditions and beliefs will live on for generations to come.""""Join this private half-day walking tour to discover and learn more about the history of Georgetown’s most recognized landmarks
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Private Tour: Half-Day Penang Walking Tour
"Where else in the world can you find a street lined with so many places of worship of different faith all within a perimeter of one KM with residents living in harmony and respectful of each other's religion and culture. The walking tour begins from St. George's Church oldest in Malaysia to the Taoist Goddess of Mercy Temple which survived the last two world wars. Across the street is Little India with its colorful Sri Mariamman Temple decorated with 40 statuettes of Hindu Gods. Further down visit either Khoo or Cheah Kongsi a Chinese ancestral clan house cum temple. Also not to be missed is the Kapitan Keling Mosque the first Arab-Indian Muslim mosque built in Penang."""
From $66.00

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3D photo art museums

3D photography has became popular when people travel to Penang. Some local people who love tricky photo would like to spend some money for a ticket which I think expensive. There are now more than three this type of art gallery in Gearge Town, Penang.
I accidentally walk by the 3D Trick Art Museum, in Lebuh Penang. We joined the crowd to take some free photo in the front.
The other two I know are Penang 3d Gallery in Tanjung Bungah and The Made in Penang Art Museum in Weld Quay, George Town.
To those who love tricky picture and want to avoid hot and sunny afternoon, it is a good idea to visit this places.

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DaHongHua
Oct 14, 2015

Karpal Singh Drives At Night

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.

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DaHongHua
Nov 30, 2014

The pillars at Karpal Singh Drives

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.

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DaHongHua
Nov 22, 2014

Karpal Singh Drives

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.

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DaHongHua
Nov 22, 2014
 
 
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Penang Cultural Religious Heritage Buildings

Cultural Heritage Buildings is a proof of our diversity and rich culture in Penang, which dated back two centuries. Penang not only offers Heritage Buildings but also the recipient of the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards in 2006 with the Penang Teochew Association Ancestral Home in Chulia Street. Beside the Heritage buildings Penang also offer abundance of street foods from different Race (Malay, Chinese, Indian, Nonya, etc...etc...) . With an area of 109 hectares heritage trails you can find all the rich history, culture and all the local foods easily within walking distance.

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limkahwan
Nov 22, 2012

Gat Lebuh China (China Avenue)

From the Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal, walk across Pengkalan Weld (main street), then turn right to see the junction to Gat Lebuh China (or China Avenue).

Wisma Kastam (Office of Customs Department) is just right at the corner. This old British colonial building was named Malayan Railway Building. It was completed in 1907. It was not a Railway Station, but a ferry and railway ticket office for Penang. People bought a ticket here and took a ferry to Butterworth to board a train. The building has a clock tower and even with light after dark.

Along the same street, you will continue to see more colonial buildings like the Georgetown Chamber and Bangunan Uab, and etc.

From Gat Lebuh China, turn left on Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keiling I discovered one of the most beautiful side of Penang during sunrise.

Next: Jalan Masjid Kapitan Kiling

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cal6060
Sep 17, 2012

Suffolk House

Known as the first "Great House" and is a colonial Mansion that was build on William Light's land. It has been recently restored in a partnership between the Malaysioan Govt, Corporate investment and donations. To say that it was restored from a shell is an overstatement, it has been lovingly restored and furnished with itmes that fit with the period of the house. Spend the extra money (about $2 AUD) and get the guided tour, it is worth the extra information.

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Mar 08, 2011

Eastern & Oriental Hotel

The Eastern & Oriental Hotel is one of the most elegant hotels in the Orient. Often called the E & O, it was the first of a chain of hotels founded by the four Armenian brothers, Martin, Tigran, Aviet and Arshak Sarkies, collectively known as the Sarkies brothers. Some of the best known hotels in the Far East were started by them, including the Raffles Hotel in Singapore and the Strand, in Rangoon, Myanmar.

The idea to set up the hotel business came about in 1885 when the Sarkies brothers met the Khaw family in Bangkok, and was encouraged by them to set up a hotel in Penang. The Khaws built two separate hotels which the Sarkies managed. These were the Eastern Hotel, completed in 1884, and the Oriental Hotel, in 1885. It became immediately apparent that these two hotels should be combined, and hence the Eastern & Oriental Hotel was formed. The merger of these two hotels created one of the finest hotel establishments in the region. It boasted of having the world's longest sea-front lawn, which is 842 feet in length. Famous personalities who arrived at the E&O included Noel Coward, Douglas Fairbanks, Hermann Hesse, Rudyard Kipling and Somerset Maugham.

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Aug 17, 2010
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India House

India House is a double-storey building that's located on the corner of Beach Street and Church Street Ghaut, and carries an address on both streets. It was built in 1937 in the Indian Art Deco style, by S.N.A.S Sockalingam Chettiar.

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Aug 16, 2010

Thio Thiaw Siat Building

The TTS Building is an impressive structure constructed in 1920 for the estate of the late Cheong Fatt Tze, whose alias is Thio Thiaw Siat, hence the initials TTS on the building. The building bears a combination of Eastern and Western elements reflective of the Straits Eclectic sense of aesthetics. At the parapet level of the TTS Building are ornamental urns which are aligned with four piers to create the portico.

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Aug 16, 2010

George Town Dispensary

The George Town Dispensary is housed in a landmark three-storey corner building at the junction of Beach Street and China Street. The building was constructed in 1923 as a dispensary which has since closed. On the first floor of the building were two physician consultation rooms with a shared waiting area and laboratories.

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Customs Building

Originally known as the Malayan Railway Building, this is one of the most prominent heritage buildings along the Weld Quay waterfront of George Town. Completed in 1907, it was often called the "only railway station in the world without a railway". Passengers buying train tickets were ushered onto the railway ferry to cross the channel, where they then boarded the train in Butterworth. Today it's known as the Wisma Kastam and serves as the offices of the Customs Department.

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Things to Do Near Penang

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Kek Lok Si Temple

South East Asia's biggest Buddhist temple complex, and getting constantly bigger, very crowded, especially at Chinese new year and shops are everywhere.... Get there with Rapid Penang bus 201 from...
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Sri Maha-Mariamman Temple

This Hindu temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Penang, built in 1833. It is dedicated to the Hindu deity Sri Muthu Mariamman, who has a following among south Indians. It contains fascinating...
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Penang Butterfly Farm -Closed until Dec, 2015.

In Penang Butterfly Farm, you can walk around freely in and invite all sorts of butterflies on your palm. There are so many butterflies and you enjoy seeing them with colorful wings. Its really an...
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Burmese Temple (Dhammikarama)

The Dhammikarama Burmese Temple is just opposite the Thai Reclining Buddha Temple, both founded in the 19th century. This area ( Jalan Burma and Lorong Burma ) may have lived Thai and Burmese people...
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Cathedral of the Assumption

The Church of the Assumption was founded when George Town was first settled in 1786. It was so named because the first group of Roman Catholic Eurasians from Kedah landed in Penang that year on the...
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Chew Jetty

The Chew Jetty is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site which covers Penang and Melaka, and it is in brief a collection of stilt houses. It was first built more than 100 years ago as a clan jetty for...
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