Penang George Town

On the third day, we were planning to travel around George Town, an area in Penang on July 7, 2008 together with the Malacca listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition Victorian building acculturated with Peranakan Chinese style, year 2012. Governments across the George Town Penang decorate with a variety of street art, one of which Ernest Zacharevic. He is an artist from Lithuania is an art school in London, England. One more well-known of George Town is the food that is almost similar to the food in Indonesia, but there are elements of Indian culture, Tamil, and Peranakan.

Capitalize map of the flyer acquired Richard at the Penang International Airport, we begin the journey by walking to the Cathedral of the Assumption, a Catholic church used to be the seat of the cardinal Penang, but since 2003 moved to the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Jalan Green Lane. The cathedral was built in 1786 by Captain Francis Light is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Then we walked back into the building next door, the Museum Negeri Pulau Pinang. Because pay to get into the museum, we only take pictures on the page. In the courtyard there are several collections of museums such as the first trains in Penang Hill funicular, the car belonging to the Governor General of Penang who was killed in an ambush by a resident of Penang, etc.

But the place that caught my attention is the High Court Building just across the street Museum Negeri Pulau Pinang. The court building was built in 1903 on land previously former courthouse built in 1809. In 2005, the building was designated by the Government of Malaysia as a National Heritage Site. And back in 2007 carried out a massive restoration and added a new building next to it. But because it was a Saturday, there had been no activity inside.

In addition to the Penang State Museum building standing St. George Church, the oldest Anglican church in Southeast Asia and the world outside the United Kingdom. That said, the cost of construction of this church in 1818 is higher than the selling value of Singapore island at that time. But I doubt with the statement. Tourists, though embracing Anglican, are prohibited from entering the church that morning. Maybe because in the preparatory work was there to greet Easter.

From there we walked along Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, and found the Goddess of Mercy Temple. Temple was busy that morning were seen by many people who pray and incense smoke thick in the courtyard of the temple which is blocking our view towards the temple. We decided not to close and proceed to Little India.

We had stopped to Teochew Temple, the building with the typical architecture of Teochew, a tribe in Chaosan, Guangdong, China. It was built in 1855 and moved to its current location in 1870. In 2006, the temple received an award for the preservation of the culture of the UNESCO Asia-Pacific (Merit Award of the UNESCO Asia-Pacific for Culture Heritage Conservation).

Of Teochew Temple, we turned into the Little India area. Here we find Mahamariamman Temple, Hindu temple which was built in 1883 and was originally a simple temple dedicated to Sri Muthu Mariamman. In Little India, Diga and Irma had bought a bracelet as a souvenir.

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