FuFu Travel - Georgetown, Penang
10th - 14th June 2009 + Lap Two +
This guesthouse has a spacious dining room!
Woke up at 7am to slowly enjoy the breakfast.
Always has old town coffee, so FuFu tried Penang's white coffee.
The pantry area - toast the bread and make your own coffee.
It's a sunny morning, FuFu walked around Love Lane.
These houses that once a illicit liaisons with mistresses.
Already turned into hotels or guesthouses.
Georgetown, the state capital of Penang is a cosmopolitan city with a mix of old and new, East and West. This historic capital was officially inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in July 2008.
Church of the Assumption - elevated to a Cathedral in 1955.
St. George's Church - the first Anglican church in Southeast Asia.
The best way to know Georgetown better is to walk the streets and alleys. As you will see the multicultural living heritage site from the activities in the streets to the vernacular architectural, cultural and religious diversity that form this unique cultural asset. A walk through the streets will take you through a spectacular townscape that can only be found in this part of Malaysia.
This antique truck is still displayed at Penang Museum.
The cars once owned by the Gabenor of Penang.
I had a historic enclave walk started from Love Lane. Slowly explore and absolutely enjoy the Wold Heritage city that permeated with many layers of history, Chinese clanhouses, colonial buildings, old temples and prewar shophouses. Stop the craps, let's go back to the ancient Georgetown. Hurry up, get on FuFu time machine now.
Goddess of Mercy Temple - foremost Chinese temple in Penang.
Early seat of joint tribunal of Guangdong and Fujian communities.
It was established in 1800.
A popular temple of worship for the locals.
It's been a while since FuFu saw these giant joss sticks.
The Indian flower garland stalls line up beside the temple.
This mix cultural scene you would find anyway in Malaysia.
Trees still regarded as the abode of supernatural beings.
Obviously (the colour), it's an Indian barber shop.
The folks slowly enjoyed the breakfast on a Sunday morning.
Han Jiang Ancestral Temple - also Teochew (Chaozhou) Temple.
Next to the temple is the Penang Teochew Assocciation.
Winner of UNESCO Asia-Pacific Cultural Heritage Award (2006).
Wow, it's trishaw!
Trishaw, the popular touristy taxi in Penang.
It's a good way to see this historic city by trishaw also.
FuFu is still young so he skipped the trishaw ride.
It's a good date to get married on the 9th of May.
Kapitan Keling Mosque - prominent mosque of Tamil Muslim.
Why we have this in our society? Don't ask FuFu. Go ask BN.
Yap Kongsi - The Ciji Temple built in 1924.
A taoist temple dedicated to Nan'An patron deity.
This sculpting was vividly done!
It's drizzling, FuFu took shelter from the rain under the eaves.
Never waste the time. FuFu snaps anytime, anywhere, anything.
Here is the Chinatown, even with over 70% of populated Chinese?
Should we also have Muslimtown every corner in Malaysia then?
The trishaw driver couldn't answer the question. He ran away.
"Is that Muslimtown?", he pointed. No, this is just a mosque.
Alright, fine. Followed the trail and FuFu came to Khoo Kongsi.
FuFu saw many trishaws and the drivers here.
Where are the passengers? "They are inside the clanhouse."
It's a great opportunity to snap around.
Every trishaw has its own decoration created by the driver.
FuFu gonna try the ride during his second visit to Penang.
Finally the tourists leaving for the next tourist spot.
Khoo Kongsi - this clanhouse completed in 1851, present is temple.
The most renowned of Penang's Hokkien clanhouses.
Admission is RM5 for the temple complex and clanhouse museum.
It's the largest clan complex in Malaysia.
It is also one of the city's major historic attraction.
The central hall is the largest and the main place of worship.
The wall is ornamented with the images of the fairy tale Gods.
You will find many beautiful ornaments here.
An unique and richly painted lantern.
Wow, love this atmosphere of the temple very much!
This hall contains many gold and black ancestral tablets.
This hall is dedicated to the deity Hock Teik, the God of Prosperity.
It features a magnificent hall embellished with intricate carvings.
A remarkably art and architecture of ancient China.
FuFu loves the ornamented carvings of Khoo Kongsi.
FuFu admires the craftsmanship of the master from Hokkien.
Expect to finish a visit to Khoo Kongsi with a sore neck!
Entry to the prayer temple is guarded by the Sikh?
And not the guardian lion? This must be one interesting trivia.
Clanhouse once was the court of justice for the people.
After rain comes sunshine, why us worry so much?
Smile, be the happy go lucky FuFu.
Khoo Kongsi is awe-inspiring for its architectural attributes.
And also the bas-relief sculptures.
A mark of the dominant presence of the Chinese in Penang.
Awesome and unique roof you can only find in Penang.
Beautiful! Definitely can stand as tall as those temples in China.
After all, it's worth to pay RM5. Great preservation!
Remember, Khoo Kongsi is a must-go-place of Penang.
The deserted houses in the clan complex.
The residence complex of the people with the same surname, Khoo.
These houses still remain untouched.
Very well preserved by the committees.
Penang is the best place to see all these untouched buildings.
Escape from your small world, step out, explore and experience.
Back to the ancient and learn the history all over again.
Remember this is the entrance. FuFu walked a little too far. :(
Another group of tourists going to visit Khoo Kongsi.
But suddenly it's pouring. No kidding, see carefully.
This is the tropical weather anyway.
A smart trishaw driver, so he would not get wet!
We all gotta wait till the rain stopped.
Kock Teik Cheng Sin Temple - Tua Pek Kong Temple.
Another gorgeous temple. Cool.
Check out this! So nice the sculpting.
This cute tiger know what "silence is gold" is meant.
This hall contains the statue of Tua Pek Kong.
A well ornamented wall. Awesome!
The richly ornamented beams bearing the master of craftsmen.
Look similar with the alleys you will see in Japan.
The Sunday market. FuFu was late! It's almost finished.
The hawker stalls that only open at night.
Lunch? No, FuFu gotta check-out first!
Back to the guesthouse finally - the Old Penang Guesthouse..
A very quick historic walk at a deep glance i had. Enjoyed this harmony walk where sites of worship representing the world's great faiths of Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity stand side by side. A very good charming tradition of peaceful co-existence Georgetown has. I'm loving it.