Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Armenian Street @ Georgetown

Armenian Street is regarded as Heritage Enclave by the Penang Government and it certainly lived up to its reputation.

Penang Heritage Centre is situated here

The Islamic Museum is the former home of Syed Mohamad Alatas, an Arab pepper trader from Acheh, and leader of the Red Flag secret society based in Lebuh Acheh until the 1890s. Since the 1930s, the mansion had been used as a scrap yard. Fortunately, in 1993, it became the subject of a pilot municipal government, and headed by the world famous conservation architect Didier Repellin. Today, the property is owned by the Municipal Council and is now Islamic Museum. Admission fee is RM3 for adult and RM1 for children

Aachen Street Mosque

Restored shop houses

Old shop houses

Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple is devoted to worship Tua Pek Kong (God of prosperity and morality)

Yap Temple

Khoo Kongsi is a must see temple (Winner of the UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Conservation Award) Also known as the "Leong San Tong", the history of the Khoo Kongsi spans for more than 70 years. Considered the most beautiful temple in Penang, its carved beams made of the finest wood and architectural design never fail to awe its visitors

Khoo Kongsi is located in a rather secluded area and this arch is the entrance to the temple. Turn right after entering. Too bad I did not have enough time to visit and appreciate the temple. Admission fee applies

After 5pm, Armenian Street pretty much transformed into a street/flea market. Almost everything from toys, antique, clothes, electronic product, bags and etc can be found at this hour. One can even bargain before buying.


TZ said...

I like to walk @ the smaller street in Penang... Been to Khoo Kongsi... they have lots of nice carving stuff in the temple itself.

I'm looking forward to visit Cheah Kongsi which is free of charge if i'm not mistaken.

Johnny Ong said...

good pics that u have shared

Kikey Loo said...

nice shoot!

i didn't have a lot of pictures abt Penang. Cos i got my own digital camera before I came to US. :)

Anonymous said...

I also went to some sites that you visited, but of cos you covered more area. Was it raining? It had been raining during our visit.

Borneo Falcon said...

It's not raining during my visit. Weather was nice that day. Wish I had more time to visit those museum and temples

amycheah said...

Wow! u know more than me even I stayed at Penang for 30++ years...hahaha. Thumbs up!

Xiao-Kia said...

cool. Seems like penang only, Never had chance visit borneo.

I AM A BLOGGER said...

Like walking down memory lane. It is not easy to find these retro architecture nowadays.