Penang Photo Gallery

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Chowrasta Market
Khoo Kongsi
Armenian Street
Dr. Sun Yat-sen's HQ

Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Cathedral of the Assumption
St. George's Church

Town Hall & City Hall
War Memorial
Fort Cornwallis
Queen Victoria Clock Tower
Waterfront & Clan Jetties

Penang State Museum
House of Yeap Chor Ee
Kek Lok Si


Penang is the place to be to seek a bit of history, where you can still see traditional signage and shops.

Shophouses line the street in a uniform but colourful fashion, adding much character to historic George Town.

Every street seems to feature more and more of these. They aren't necessarily works of art with lots of intricate carvings, but their simplicity and use of colours make them quite aesthetic.

The rich lived in luxury, enjoying spacious surroundings and classy furniture, although this was not visible from the typical shophouse facade.

Shophouses offer a sheltered entrance area, which comes in handy during the tropical rains, and in the winter when the intense sun and heat can last for days.

The Chinese clans had their piers for trade. They are open to visitors although some have been heavily commercialized.

Buildings stretch along the pier on both sides. This one is relatively quiet because it is still inhabited.

Various pieces of artwork adorne the most random of places throughout George Town. Catch them all!

Are you brave enough to try street food?

Shopping was not at the top of my agenda but these snacks are quite interesting.

There are plenty of temples as well, showcasing the strong Chinese community in old Penang.

Grandiose colonial buildings mark a more recent European influence.

One of my biggest disappointments was Komtar. The observation deck was closed for renovation. I was looking forward to a birds-eye view of the historic centre!

Just outside George Town is a modern city with shopping malls, alfresco dining, and this wonderful waterfront promenade.