I Wonder What It Looks Like Now ?

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Welcome to Penang Island!

Stranger in a strange land. I'm in Penang, but I feel like a tourist overstaying his visa. I'm looking lost as I traverse the many one way streets around town. Traffic, traffic, traffic - just how crazy can this place be ? No wonder people use motorcycles.

 

Penang is blessed & cursed with historical buildings. These buildings gazetted for conservation do look beautiful once restored but they are extremely costly to renovate. And you can't change the building outlook significantly. Thanks to this, many a building has been left to crumble into ruins more akin to those left behind by the Mayans than by the British colonials. Restoration work has also been a start-stop affair when funds & construction permits run into hiccups. A simple affair can turn into a financial black hole lasting half a decade, where everything you tried to put up decided to fall back down again after being left to the elements. But if you like the 'distressed' or haunted house look, then, heck go for it. Just tell people you intentionally had it decorated that way.

 

Convent Light Street is on the tourist map of Penang ? Once upon a time as a little kid I went to school there, but the sisters there sure don't seem as friendly as those on the late night channel. Hmmm.. maybe need to visit another one sometime soon.

montecarlostar says:
Congrats on your feature, Kong!
Posted on: Aug 03, 2010
traveler100 says:
very informative on Penang.... Great Job!
Posted on: Aug 03, 2010
RJ82 says:
congrats kong!
Posted on: Aug 03, 2010
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Welcome to Penang Island!
Welcome to Penang Island!
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The traditional fishing boats wit…
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Nice clear sky ! Too bad about th…
Ferry Terminal, Butterworth
Ferry Terminal, Butterworth
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Those lovely seafront properties.…
The old part of town.
The old part of town.
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Customs building tower. Colonial …
Fort Cornwallis, external grounds.
Fort Cornwallis, external grounds.
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Translation of Flight Arrival Rem…
Gurney Drive
Gurney Drive
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View of the Penang Straits. Littl…
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That's Butterworth across the wat…
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