George Town Street View 2013 (Part 2)

When an old town overly developed, the town would be filled with newly renovated ‘antiques’.

George Town (2)

A remarkable old town normally has local resident and merchants doing their daily chores. Without the folks, the town may end up with an empty fake structure to entertain tourists.

George Town (3)

Hopefully George Town can retain this precious soul and not ruined by over commercialization.

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George Town Street View 2013 (Part 1)

George Town remains as one of my favourite travel destinations in Malaysia.

George Town 2013 (4)

We had a short stay at Penang Island on last weekend. I decided to process a few pictures into black & white while retaining a bit of colour.

George Town 2013 (6)

It represents my feeling for George Town. Although everything looks familiar (because I have been there numerous times), there is always a tiny things or a fresh angle that reminds me that there are yet a lot more surprises to unearth.

George Town 2013 (2)

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Bukit Mertajam 大山脚 – 环山是宝

I planned for a stopover at Bukit Mertajam to visit an old friend.

Tea Spa at Bukit Mertajam  大山脚森林茶坊

We arrived 2 hours earlier than our dinner appointment, so we made a ‘round-hill-tour’. Bukit Mertajam has a nicely reserved park where the locals exercise during morning and afternoon hours. I really like the tea spa at the foot hill. We sat down and tasted the tea egg (RM1.20) but no time for an hour leisure tea spa.

森林茶坊环境优雅。在树林中品茶的确是人生乐事。

St. Anne's Church Bukit Mertajam 大山脚圣安纳天主教堂

I am impressed by the establishment of St. Anne Catholic Church.

圣安纳天主教堂的规模相当庞大。听说圣安纳节会人山人海,许多信徒会到此点蜡烛祈福。

Abandoned Church at Bukit Mertajam 大山脚圣山 

There is another old abandoned church near the cemetery on the way to Mengkuang Dam. The place reminds me about Angkor Wat ruins.

圣山墓园里荒废的老教堂。我独自探访时已近黄昏。天气好时景色应该会不错。

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Magic Touch by Ernest Zacharevic

I have never seen any tourism promotion campaign in Malaysia as effective as the Mirrors George Town series by Ernest Zacharevic.

Ernest Zacharevic Mirrors George Town mural - Little Children on a bicycle

The artworks have touched many Malaysians and tourists’ heart in a magical way.

Ernest Zacharevic Mirrors George Town mural - Little boy with pet dinosaur chasing boy on bike

If you see groups of visitors carrying map with marked locations, they are likely part of the ‘picture hunters’ in search of Zachrevic’s artworks.

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