These are some photos of Penang streets and buildings. The above is the very British looking Georgetown Chambers in the middle of Georgetown. It doesn’t look to be in use anymore and it definitely has seen better days.
This is how a lot of streets in Penang look like. Note the plethora of signs in Chinese – Penang is the only Malaysian state with a Chinese majority. Along with Singapore and a few other territories, Penang used to be part of the British Straits Settlements. They share similarities in buildings and the look and feel in the older areas. That is why even though Singapore is a lot more modern than Penang, parts of it like Geylang felt familiar to me.
This is a very traditional general store. Stores like this one used to be in every neighbourhood. Their numbers have dwindled due to the spread of supermarkets.
This is a funny picture which I find ironic. I shall leave it to you to determine what the irony is. 😉