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My beautiful World Heritage Site – Georgetown, Penang

I must applaud the new DAP/PKR/PAS led Penang State Government for their efforts in promoting tourism. They have placed banners at strategic places to tell the local folks and also tourists where the activities are. The signs are in Tamil, Mandarin, English and Bahasa Malaysia.

chew jetty, penang

I took my camera out for some photos. My first stop is the Chew Jetty which is in Weld Quay. I have never walked into the community where the wooden huts are built on stilts. It is indeed a unique experience. If Venice is built on water, Chew Jetty and all the other clan jetties are built on mud. *roll eyes*

chew jetty, penang

The jetty stretch out to the sea, so I walked and walked and walked. Towards the end of the jetty, I notice a big group of people. So, I asked one Ah Poh there, “Chui chui lai? Por tneow?” (Who is here? CM?) Ah Poh said yes, Lin Guan Ying. So, I pun cabut the other direction because I am so not gonna bump into the CM again. Later, his special assistants really think I am stalking him.

door gods - cheah kongsi

Next, I went to Cheah Kongsi. (I went there alone cos my boy fell asleep, so he stayed back in the car with my amad) The gardeners there were busy sweeping and trimming the trees. Again, I asked, “CM coming?” And they said, “Yes”. Doh…so I pun cabut again.

cheah kongsi, penang

This hall in the Cheah Kongsi (or the clans with Cheah surname association) reminds me of the triad meeting room. The tables and chairs are rather antique. I wonder if they had killed and chopped each other on those tables?

clouds and birds

It is a nice day to go walking around Penang today. The sky is cloudy, it is breezy and there is something going on around town. I went to get free silk-screen printing for a t-shirt with all the local touch in Jalan Cannon. (e kor-kor, don’t kill me, I haven’t buy my paint yet 🙁 but now, I seen the girl did it, I know how to do liao )

I have so many nice photos this morning. Happy.




11 Responses to “My beautiful World Heritage Site – Georgetown, Penang”

  1. The 4th photo looks so scary to me. The special effect on it makes me think that a ghost is going to appear from somewhere. hahaha…
    Hey… you really got ‘yuan’ with the Por Tneow.

    Choonies last blog post..E-Storage

  2. Ya la Lilian, the 4th photo captured in sepia, brings back memories for me when I was young especially those long benches. I’ve never been inside a clan hall before, but I guess there will be pictures of past clan leaders and prominent people on the walls too. Not surprising too, would be that “cram everyone within a photograph” shot – with the Clan hall building in the background.

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  3. i love my penang so much…there’s nothing better than penang!!
    i really hope there’ll be no more developement in the inner city of georgetown!!

  4. Nice pics…have not really visit all these heritage sites eventhough have been here for 2 years. Will visit one day.

    sweet jasmines last blog post..Sunset & BBQ Dinner @ Jimbaran Bay.

  5. u just remind me that i hv one impending tourist site in georgetown to blog about! hehe…

  6. Great photos. *Tabik*

  7. Snake Terence – No more water flowing out? Cos I took time to straighten it at 16 deg to the right!

    kyh – So many happening things to shoot until I boh lat liao.

    sweet jasmine – Do take a walk, it is pretty nice to see those old old houses. I had done that a couple of times already. Different times of the days show different kind of scenes.

    sujend – I hope the new Gov is not so money-eye and raped all the heritage buildings for money sake. Like what Gerakan did to the stretch of bungalows along Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah.

    gerald – Got lots of photos on the wall but I was alone, I takut mau masuk. Later kena rasuk. Hahaha.

    choonie – Yalor, now I perasan, so pai seh lah.

  8. Ayuh! You needn’t have to cabut before CM’s arrival. In fact you should have stayed back and asked him why was he stalking 5Xmom the whole morning…hahaha!

    9pek9bos last blog post..Bon Odori Penang 2008

  9. 9pek9bo – Yahor, turn the table and pretend I am the femes blogger hor?

  10. Hi Lilian
    Was in Penang during the May/Jun holidays with my 2 girls..if u can recall, you even asked me to go for durian..

    anyway, I did a walking tour around Georgetown areas and explained my bestest to my girls on the history of these places (cos they will never never get to read them in HISTORY in schoo)..we also paid a visit to Sir Francis Light, while braving the winged draculas.

    Will definitely visit Penang and this time, try the durian, if in season.

  11. Nice photos!!

    It’s great to know that Georgetown is declared a heritage site. Hopefully, the Penang govt will maintain the beautiful buildings and sites for generations to come.

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