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, […]
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, […]
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). […]
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.
Chulia Street is one of the major streets in Georgetown, the capital of Penang State. It is also one of the oldest, originally named Malabar Street. It was renamed Chulia Street in 1978. Part of this historic street is located within the Georgetown UNESCO World Heritage Site.