Malaysia: introduction to Penang

A morning flight from Kuching, a hotel check-in and time for lunch already. No better start to our Penang visit than to wander down the road to Hameediyah Restaurant in search of roti. We each had one roti canai (stuffed with chicken, onions and spices) with a side serve of red onions and sauce. Two iced teas to top it off and we walked out of there A$5.00 poorer.

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Over the next few days, each of the Penang posts will feature some of the amazing street art that’s in Georgetown (and food – don’t forget the food!)

Fifty-two steel rod sculptures hug walls around the town. They depict the characters, history and humour of Penang and were in a project led by Tang Mun Kiang and a group of cartoon artists, namely, Baba Chuah, Reggie Lee and Lefty.

Twelve artworks make up a series of murals in the 101 Lost Kittens Project created by a team of artists calling themselves Artists for Stray Animals.

Today’s post features Gedung Rumput – Bad Hay Day; Retail Paradise, and Love Me Like Your Fortune Cat.

We haven’t yet seen any of the murals by Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zacharevic. Watch this (wall) space.

 

 

Our first walk around was relatively short given the considerable heat and humidity. Here’s a taste of what’s to come.

You need to look up to catch the shopfront features.

 

Penang 9 - Shopfronts

The view from Chew Jetty where mid-19th century houses still house families and their businesses. The UNESCO World Heritage site is open to visitors from 9am – 9pm daily.

Penang 5 - view from Chew Jetty

 

 

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