Category Georgetown

New Sketches, December 2016

Here are some of my new sketches of scenes from Ipoh, Penang, Pulau Ketam, Bali and Bandung.                        

Penang shops & jetty in Oct-Nov 2015

George Town, the capital of Penang, has the oldest municipal history in the country, and was accorded City status by Queen Elizabeth II on 1 January 1957. In 2008, George Town was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of the many unique buildings with historically significant architecture, including the Indo-Malay Palladian Style, Anglo-Indian Bungalow, […]

Yap Temple, Penang

The Georgetown UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to many beautiful and unique buildings from an era long past. The Yap Temple, located at the corner of Armenian Street and Cannon Street, is one of these buildings. Officially called Choo Chay Keong, the Yap Temple was built for the worship of the Yap clan’s patron deity, […]

Watercolour Postcard Series

Earlier this year, the Penang Watercolour Society organised its 31st annual exhibition. The paintings were on display from 17 March till 1 April 2014 at the Penang State Art Gallery, Dewan Sri Pinang. This exhibition was unique because each artist was asked to draw a set of six postcards (size: 14 x 19 cm each). […]

Georgetown, Penang

Named after King George III of Britain, Georgetown is the capital of the state of Penang, Malaysia. It is located on the north-east corner of Penang Island. Fortunately, George Town still retains many of its colonial-era shophouses and is considered an architectural gem in the region. The inner city of Georgetown is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.