Monday, June 11, 2012

penang revisited

Georgetown is the capital Penang Island and it is located on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia. In 2008, Georgetown was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Recently I revisited Penang as a tourist; went for sight seeing and snapping photos of interesting buildings around Georgetown.



I did not follow any heritage trail map but I used the route of hop on free Central Area Transit (CAT) as a guide. There are 19 stops in between all the well-known heritage landmarks and it runs from 6 AM to 12 midnight. Thanks to CAT, my sight seeing was very convenient (although I left out some heritage spots).

Here are photos of some the heritage landmarks based on CAT station names:

2 Feri / Ferry

wisma yeap chor ee
Wisma Yeap Chor Ee

wisma kastam
Wisma Kastam

4 Imigresen / Immigration

standard chartered building
Standard Chartered Building

hsbc building
HSBC Building

royal bank of scotland building
Royal Bank of Scotland

logans building
Logan's building

5 Bank Negara / National Bank

city hall
City Hall

town hall
Town Hall

war memorial
War Memorial

6 Muzium / Museum

st george church
St. George's Church

church of the assumption
Church of the Assumption

convent light street
Convent Light Street

 court building 1
Court Building

st xaxiers institution
St. Xavier's Institution

8 Lebuh Campbell / Campbell Street

benggali mosque
Benggali Mosque

14 Lebuh Carnarvon / Carnarvon Street

penang islamic museum
Penang Islamic Museum

sun yat sen penang base
Sun Yat Sen Penang base 

15 Kampong Kolam

acheen street mosque
Acheen Street Mosque

kapitan keling mosque
Kapitan Keling Mosque

17 Dewan Sri Penang / Sri Penang Hall

dewan sri penang
Dewan Sri Penang

logan memorial n court building
Logan Memorial and High Court building

18 Kota Cornwallis / Fort Cornwallis

fort cornwallis
Fort Cornwallis

state assembly building
State Assembly Building

19 Lebuh Downing / Downing Street

islamic council building
Islamic Council Building

This took me almost whole day from 10 AM onwards to 4 PM and I have missed out some landmarks. So, to complete the route, I think one may need to start from 8 or 9 AM. Due to current hot and dry weather, one may consider to stop for a break either at Prangin Mall or Komtar especially between 12 noon to 2 PM, the hottest period of the day.

Do you know that there is a vintage toy museum in Penang? Yup, there is one located at Lebuh Acheh. Stay tuned as I will share my visit to the vintage toy museum and my thrift finds at Penang Salvation Army's thrift store. 

Happy Monday and have a great week ahead!

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