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Plate of thali in George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Thali in George Town, Malaysia

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Today's travel photo is of a delicious dish of Thali at a restaurant in Little India in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. This was a vegetarian thali served with a selection of different curries and chutneys, with a good helping of rice and poppadoms for dipping. Being a huge lover of Indian food, I devoured all… Read More

Trishaw at night in George Town, Malaysia

Trishaw at Night in George Town, Malaysia

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Today's travel photo is of a trishaw on Jalan Muntri in Chinatown, where we stayed in George Town on Penang, Malaysia. Chinatown is a lovely area to explore, but it is particularly beautiful at night when everything lights up. In this case, even the trishaw was lit up. I loved Penang and would love to… Read More

City Hall in George Town, Malaysia

City Hall in George Town, Malaysia

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Today's travel photo is of the historic City Hall building in George Town, Malaysia. This beautiful British Colonial building was built in 1903 and was the seat of the Council of George Town. It is still used as a municipal building today and houses the Municipal Council of Penang Island. There are many old colonial… Read More

A Trishaw outside a Chinese Temple in George Town, Malaysia

10 Things to do in George Town, Malaysia

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Penang is one of the most popular destinations in Malaysia, known as the food capital of the country and for its own unique mix of cultures. At the north-eastern tip of the island is its capital, and one of the most interesting cities in Malaysia – George Town. George Town was established as one of… Read More

Candles at Goddess of Mercy Temple in George Town, Malaysia

Candles at Goddess of Mercy Temple in George Town, Malaysia

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Today's travel photo is of some candles inside Kong Hock Keong, also known as the Goddess of Mercy Temple, in George Town, Malaysia. The Goddess of Mercy Temple is one of the oldest Chinese temples in Penang, and also one of the most popular. It is definitely worth checking out if you love history… Read More

Shrine at Khoo Kongsi Clanhouse in Penang

Shrine at Khoo Kongsi Clanhouse in George Town, Malaysia

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Today's travel photo is of the shrine at Khoo Kongsi Clanhouse in George Town, Malaysia. Khoo Kongsi has to be one of the most impressive sites in Penang. It is architecturally and artistically magnificent. This shrine is in the main building of the complex, where members of the clan can come to worship their ancestors… Read More

Main shrine at Goddess of Mercy Temple in Penang, Malaysia

Kong Hock Keong: Goddess of Mercy Temple in George Town, Penang

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It was a pleasant morning in George Town, Penang, as I wandered along a quiet street in Chinatown. Old Chinese buildings lined the street, each one showing signs of age and character; each with its own story to tell. As the street led me out of Chinatown, I could suddenly smell that unique aroma that… Read More

Prayer Hall at Kapitan Keling Mosque in George Town, Penang

A Visit to Kapitan Keling Mosque in George Town, Penang

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In all of my travels I have visited countless places of religious worship. I have visited stunning Catholic churches in Italy, sparkling Buddhist temples in Thailand, wooden monasteries in the Himalayas and interesting Chinese and Hindu temples in several different cities in the world. But strangely enough, I had never visited a Mosque. That all… Read More

Shrine and alter at Khoo Kongsi Clanhouse in George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Khoo Kongsi Clanhouse in George Town, Penang

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Some of the most interesting historic attractions in George Town, Malaysia, are the beautiful Chinese clanhouses around the city. The Chinese immigrants who came to Penang in the 18th and 19th centuries developed "Clans" based on where they were from in China. The larger of these clans felt the need to build "Clanhouses" for meetings… Read More

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