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Kek Lok Si Temple

You will be attracted by the graffiti around the walls. It is a nice place to spend an hour or two taking pictures and learning about the Chinese culture that is so prominent there. During Chinese ... Read More


Best of 2015

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Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

The Dharmikarama Burmese Temple was founded in 1803. Its grounds are huge; there are well maintained gardens with all sorts of interesting statues and an aquarium where you can feed the fish. There are several separate ... Read More


Best of 2015

Khoo Kongsi

Khoo Kongsi

It was built to serve as a clan house for the Khoo family for two centuries. Khoo Kongsi has a meeting hall, opera stage, shops, educational facilities, and a temple. It is a great slice of ... Read More


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Wat Chayamangkalaram

Wat Chayamangkalaram

Wat Chayamangkalaram is an imposing place with a huge Thai’s style reclining Buddha. It has 33 meters long and it is covered with gold leaf. There are lots of colors and lots of gorgeous reliefs and ... Read More


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Old Protestant Cemetery

Old Protestant Cemetery

So many young people buried there: wives, children and young men. Many of them died well before their time. Sir Francis Light, Penang’s first governor, is buried there as well. Many graves have been cleaned, but ... Read More


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Kapitan Keling Mosque

Kapitan Keling Mosque

Te most interesting and devoted information about Kapitan Keling Mosque is the fact that all shops and banks are closed between noon and 1pm and employees are heading to it to pray. Ladies will have to ... Read More


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Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple

Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple

Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple is also called Tannirmalai (waterfall). “Every good journey begins with first step” – the inscription you will see at the first stairs. There is a different staircase to go down. The temple itself is ... Read More


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Han Jiang Ancestral Temple

Built in 1870 and previously known as Teochew Kongsi, Han Jiang Teochew Temple is the community temple of Penang Teochew Association which was form in 1855 by six Teochew migrants. The associations acts as a safe ... Read More


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Street Art in Georgetown

Certain old buildings in Georgetown have been given a new lease of life when funny and fascinating graffiti art is painted beautifully on the walls. The mass of the artwork can be found along Armenian Street, ... Read More


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Sri Mariamman Temple

Sri Mariamman Temple

Sri Mariamman Temple is a small and positive Hindu holy place. Before entering this temple you must wash your feet and hands. It is interesting and auspicious to move around the temple clockwise. There is no ... Read More


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