The 2nd Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta this year was held over 4 days from 18th-21st March 2010. From 7.45am-8.15am, there was a balloon area opened to photographers. By the time I arrived at 8am, the area was already closed to photographers and many of the interesting hot air balloons had already taken off with hot air [...]
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Apart from attractions such as its architectural heritage, traditional trades, and famous hawker and street food, Penang is known for its surrounding beaches; thus making it an ideal holiday destination. Batu Ferringhi Beach is the most popular beach in Penang amongst both locals and tourists, and the beach is usually full of activities including water sports, sunbathing or simply sunset watching.
As I take a walk along Penang Heritage Trail, apart from taking in the colonial architecture and cultural heritage and practices, I come across stalls selling some of Malaysia’s popular street snacks.
Along Kimberley Street, just off Kapitan Keling Road where Chowrasta Market is, there is a stall selling ban chang kueh (also known as apom balik), [...]
The preservation of traditional trades and food of Penang, plays a significant role in keeping the history and culture alive in the UNESCO heritage city of George Town. However, with the emergence of technology and changing times, it has become quite a challenge today to find artisans still practising the skilled craftsmanship from the old [...]
Chowrasta Market is a famous wet market facing Penang Road, in the centre of George Town. The market has an indoor section with market stalls spilling out onto the streets, mainly, Chowrasta Road, Tamil Lane and Kuala Kangsar Road (see map). Below are some street captures of the outdoor market activities that start to wrap up before [...]
In the centre of the Penang Heritage Zone is Little India, along Market Street, King Street and Queen Street (click here to see map). The atmosphere surrounding Little India is unique with its traditional music heard along the streets and specialised Indian stores selling beautiful fabric and jewellery, reflecting the Indian culture and lifestyle. There [...]
The clan jetties of Penang along the Weld Quay (click here to see map) are traditional Chinese fishing settlements and part of Penang’s heritage. Originally, there were eight clan jetties named their respective last names (Chew Jetty, Koay Jetty, Lee Jetty, Lim Jetty, Peng Aun Jetty, Tan Jetty, Yeoh Jetty, Mixed Clans Jetty), with the residents [...]
As we stroll along the Penang Heritage Trail, it is hard to miss the sight of rows of old double-storey shophouses. The architecture of the shophouses display a combination of the British colonial influence, and the Baba and Nyonya style from the earlier days. Many would say that these shophouses contribute largely to the character [...]