This last post about my recent travels would not have a narrative but it will have a theme and that is: Penang’s historical buildings. First up is the main temple that is part of the Nine Emperor Gods Festival. It looks very chaotic and colourful.
The following are the two buildings which together forms the Penang City Hall. The white one is to the left of the one with the actual designation of “Town Hall”. As you can quite easily see, they were left over from the colonial days.
While some classic buildings are rescued and reused …
Not all are so lucky. This abandoned Chinese school has been in its current condition for at least the past 10 years. A mentally disturbed person jumped off it a few years back. Maybe the belief of the resultant negative energy is what prevented its restoration.
The following is a shot of an unique aspect of Penang shophouses, and that is the five-foot way corridor where the front door is five-feet away from the road. It was mandated by the British, hence you’d see them everywhere in Penang. This is also common in the other Straits Settlements of Malacca and Singapore.
And to end this week of posts about my trip to Penang, the inevitable food shot. This is “sar hor fun” – stir-fried flat rice noodles in gravy.
Thank you all for staying till the end. I’m so exhausted but it has been very memorable. 🙂