When an old town overly developed, the town would be filled with newly renovated ‘antiques’.
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.
Hopefully George Town can retain this precious soul and not ruined by over commercialization.
George Town remains as one of my favourite travel destinations in Malaysia.
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.
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.
We were attracted by the light and sound when we passed by George Town on our way to Pulau Tikus.
We decided to pull over and join the party.
It was the mid-autumn festival street party. I really enjoyed the showcase of the moon cake competition.
There were minions and angry bird moon cakes.
After the wildly successful Mirrors George Town series of murals, and the recent 101 Lost Kittens campaign, street arts and murals have become a unique tourist attraction in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Many merchants starting to use display art to attract eye balls.
Any usable space or flat surface could be a target for painting.
I love the innovative campaign title, “101 Lost Kittens”.
It was a treasure hunt and animal awareness campaign in George Town (Penang).
Suddenly, people are crazy about cats in George Town. My favourite piece of art is the Bruce Lee and 3 kittens.