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Penang is the place to be to seek a bit of history, where you can still see traditional signage and shops.





Shophouses line the street in a uniform but colourful fashion, adding much character to historic George Town.









The rich lived in luxury, enjoying spacious surroundings and classy furniture, although this was not visible from the typical shophouse facade.



Shophouses offer a sheltered entrance area, which comes in handy during the tropical rains, and in the winter when the intense sun and heat can last for days.













The Chinese clans had their piers for trade. They are open to visitors although some have been heavily commercialized.







Various pieces of artwork adorne the most random of places throughout George Town. Catch them all!





Are you brave enough to try street food?





Shopping was not at the top of my agenda but these snacks are quite interesting.





There are plenty of temples as well, showcasing the strong Chinese community in old Penang.







Grandiose colonial buildings mark a more recent European influence.



Just outside George Town is a modern city with shopping malls, alfresco dining, and this wonderful waterfront promenade.



The full set : http://www.globalphotos.org/penang.htm
 

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It makes hkskyline's Penang trip report a lot easier to find (he posts quite a lot of these). I for one am curious to see our food capital through the eyes of a guest :cheers:
 
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The historic city of George Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008. Being a crossroads for trading between the East and the West for over 500 years, today's George Town primarily dates from the British era in the late 18th century.





















The Chowrasta Market is a typical local establishment with food stalls outside and also inside. Some of the shops sell tourist fare nowadays but it's as authentic to a local market as you can get in the historic centre.







































 

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The Peranakans are descendents from the Straits Chinese community who married Malays and the British. The result was a fusion culture. The Pinang Peranakan Mansion was the ornate home of Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee. Built in the late 19th century, it is now a museum of antiques from the Peranakan / Nyoyian community.



























































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