Pictures of Penang

Penang Pictures
These pictures of Penang were taken during my visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town, Penang in early October 2010. This article shows a few of the places around the amazing heritage city of Georgetown where I explored by foot mostly.

The best way to see this UNESCO site is either by renting a bicycle or walking around the beautiful streets of George Town. Here, old pre-war colonial buildings and unique places of worship dominate the main town area while the old world lifestyle still continues as if time had not changed.

Photograph of Cheong Fatt Tze
Cheong Fatt Tze or Blue Mansion in Penang

Without doubt, the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion or Blue Mansion is one of the must-visit places in Penang. A RM12 (US$3.00) charge is applicable for those wanting to explorer the insides of this majestic place. See more pictures of this very unique mansion on my Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion article.

Pictures of Penang

Penang Love Lane
Love Lane 5-foot-walkway of a shop

Penang Kapitan Keling Mosque
Kapitan Keling Mosque dome

Penang Shih Chung Chinese School
Shih Chung Chinese School abandoned

Old Police Station Penang
Colonial architecture in Gerogetown, the old police station

Rickshaw in Penang
Rickshaw at Lorong Chulia

Bistro in Penang
Uptown Bistro utilizing an old building

Penang Wawasan Open University
Wawasan Open University maintaining the old mansion facade

The beauty about George Town Penang is that many of the businesses or governmental agencies maintain the original structures of the heritage buildings here.

This was practiced way before Penang was awarded the UNESCO Status and after the title, more emphasis has been put on these beautiful heritage buildings.

Renovations are carefully done, to the extent where modern structures are built around the original buildings. You can see a lot of these heritage structures along Northam Road or now known as Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah.

Overall, the island is truly a wonderful place to explore on foot or bicycle and a fantastic place to do  photography, especially around George Town UNESCO area.

For those who are into travel photography or enjoy photographing heritage buildings, the Pearl of the Orient is one of the places you must visit as it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You would most likely be taking lots of pictures of Penang too.