Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Flower seller

I wouldn't called him a florist but a flower seller although he did manage to weave the flower garland altogether by himself. He did it quite fast though.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Chinese Opera in Hokkien Dialect

I manage to took some of these photos during the public performance in front of the Goddess of Mercy Temple. Love the Vibrant colours and make-up. Most of the props and headgears come from Hong Kong, but all the actors and actress are local.

Monday, July 28, 2008

The Magnificent Silver Chariot.

In conjuction with all the celebrations, the Indians/ Hindus has exhibited this magnificent Silver Chariot along Penang Street. Most of the Penangites will have no clue of its importance among the Indians community. This particular Silver Chariot will parade once every year during "Thaipusam" festival. This lighted display of the Silver Chariot has not been done all this while; this is the first time that it is displayed to all the Penangites and tourists. Indeed, it a rare occasion.

This Silver Chariot is owned by the Registered trustees of Nattukkottai Nagarathar Temples, Penang. It was shipped to Penang on the Jan 1894. It was made in Karalkudi, South India. It is also almost about two storey high. Very impressive huh!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Celebration!

This is the opening cerebration from the Teochew Association at Chulia Street. These kids are from Han Chiang High School. They were quite professional in their performances of the Chinese drums. Here are the Indians and Sikhs celebrating the Unesco listing by performing the Nadaswaram, Peacock dance, Horse dance, Urumi Melam Kolattam and Sikh Bhangra.

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Celebration Harmony Walk

Well often we hear all sorts of people gathering around for a protest or so.... but here we see this Harmony walk by all the different races in Malaysia. We have the Malays, Chinese and Indians whereby we all visited Churches, Hindu Temples, Chinese Temples and Mosques; regardless of individual beliefs. Here we are at the Harmony walk to say thanks and prayers to the individual gods that we have been listed.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

New wing

This is the new wing of the Penang international airport. The airport has this aqua marine concept. Everywhere you will see underwater fishes images in the interior. Well I do not know how this relate to the airport though. This area is where you check in to board a plane out of Penang island.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

We are UNESCO listed!

Been having lotsa problems with my laptop.... so am back again.

This is a brochure for the upcoming George Town World Heritage Site Celebrations. It is going to happen in this coming weekend. Will show some good shots to you all. Meanwhile, the programmes are celebrations from all over the town area. There will be prayers, ceremonies, concerts, open house, performances, dances, operas, cultural processions and fireworks.
So see you there!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Cloud Nine

Unpredictable weather.... rain and shine from day till night. Mostly cloudy... and humid, here shows a coconut tree, dancing with the wind and singing its own true love to Penang.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Design question

Before this building was kind of ugly because of the colour of its roof. Now it has been changed into a brown coloured one, more sensible; which is better than before. It used to be Emerald Green in colour! By the way, this is the place we called the immigration department whereby we get to renew our passport... :)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Some Being Preserved

I have manage to capture a glimpse of this building. It has been renovated to the original state of course, they had to used their own coporate colour. No matter how this building still looks stunning. This is actually the side view of it. Landscaping is on the way, I can't wait to see the final outcome!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Night view

This is one of the heritage sites in the UNESCO list. It is the Khoo Clan Kongsi Temple. Only during special occasions then the Temple will be lighted during the night. Well, here I manage to snap this shot and give a glimpse of what it looks like during the night.

Friday, July 11, 2008

The Phone Booth

Found these grey phone booths.... these are the only grey ones that we have in Penang.... all the rest are the usual blue ones. The latest colour for the phone booths are red in colour. Will highlight it next time round!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Clock Tower

This is one of the Penang famous Clock Tower. It is one of the monuments that is well preserved within the Heritage site. Well it was kinda raining while I took this shot here. As you can notice that the clock is still working perfectly well. Occasionally, the bell will ring when there's a festival going on, otherwise the bell won't ring.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Opening Doors

Sorry all, my laptop has been giving me problems.... took me ahile to repair it! Phew... I'm Back!
I have A very GOOD News to announce here... after all the hassle "GEORGETOWN, PENANG" has finally being selected as ONE of the World New Heritage Site by the UNESCO. It happened so fast and I am so excited about it! The announcement was made on the 7 July 2008, Monday evening, when the Paris-based World Heritage Council met in Quebec, Canada. This is a Great news for us as Penangites! I am so Proud of it.... soon I'll show more photos of those tiny secret lanes and streets in Penang.
Here's a picture of the Old Wooden Door which will definately open to the world outside from here! Congrats to all Penangites! Cheers!