This is Penang, Malaysia!  It's an island off the West coast of Malaysia that's truly charming.  It's a mix of colonial Britain and Southeast Asia, offering a flavor that is all its own.
Just about ANYTHING you need to buy is here, in the streets
Looks good, eh?
Well, this isn't exactly the way that I would buy shrimp.  But, that's how they do it!
Fish mongers
Ralph and one of our guides
Take THAT!
I think that someone should tell her that chopping and storing raw chicken in direct sunlight isn't the safest thing to be doing.
This doesn't exactly make chicken look very appetizing.
Hot nuts, coming through!
Our car and driver
Penang - Malaysia
Penang - Malaysia
Penang - Malaysia
These rickshaws are called "tri-shaws"
Just some old cannon.  We weren't paying attention to the history.  It was too hot.
Here I am, on my tri-shaw ride through the streets.
Penang - Malaysia
Penang - Malaysia
This was a very old Chinese Temple
Old Chinese Temple
Old Chinese Temple
Old Chinese Temple
Old Chinese Temple
Insense burns continuously
Penang - Malaysia 077
Penang - Malaysia 079
Red means GOOD LUCK to the Chinese
This is sort of the local way to get around!
Just Another Day in Traffic
Penang - Malaysia
Penang - Malaysia
Come and step inside a Mansion from long ago, still amazingly-outfitted and preserved.  What a nice place!
This mansion sits in the heart of Penang, you'd miss it otherwise.  Yet, it offers a huge indoor area.  It even featured its own Opium den.
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
This is how the old Chinese would deliver a wedding Dowry to the new bride.  Inside, you would have all sorts of riches...and delcious cake.
Penang shares its city with a Chinese culture, a Malay (Muslim) culture and an Indian Culture, very much like Singapore does.
The Indian Part of Penang
The Indian Part of Penang
The Indian Part of Penang
The Indian Part of Penang
We visited our first Hindu temple ever.  Of course, more temples to come when we visit India.
Hindu Temple
Hindu Temple
Hindu Temple
Penang's neighborhoods are very interesting.  A "Clan" or family would occupy a whole neighborhood, and interconnect all the homes.  And often, as we see here, they would build a central Clan House, sort of a family community center.
Here's a photo of one clan, dressed in their finest
Each of these represents one clan or family...which can number in the thousands.  Think of that joke about Chins in the Chinese phonebook.
Great night shot of the clan house.  By the way, this was used in ANNA AND THE KING, the version with Jodie Foster that came out not too long ago.
Each clan has its own lantern, which they display proudly around the property
The Clan House
Day 67 - Penang, Maylaysia
Mark and Ralph Around The World
Author: Mark and Ralph Around The World (ID: 14182)
Posted: 2011-03-16 01:40 GMT+00:00
Mileage: 24.05 km
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Penang - Malaysia
This is Penang, Malaysia! It's an island off the West coast of Malaysia that's truly charming. It's a mix of colonial Britain and Southeast Asia, offering a flavor that is all its own.
The Market in Penang
Just about ANYTHING you need to buy is here, in the streets
The Market in Penang
Looks good, eh?
The Market in Penang
Well, this isn't exactly the way that I would buy shrimp. But, that's how they do it!
The Market in Penang
Fish mongers
The Market in Penang
Ralph and one of our guides
Chicken Chop Lady
Take THAT!
Chicken Chop Lady
I think that someone should tell her that chopping and storing raw chicken in direct sunlight isn't the safest thing to be doing.
Chicken Anyone?
This doesn't exactly make chicken look very appetizing.
The Market in Penang
Hot nuts, coming through!
Penang - Malaysia
Our car and driver
Penang - Malaysia
Penang - Malaysia
Penang - Malaysia
Penang - Malaysia
These rickshaws are called "tri-shaws"
Penang - Malaysia
Just some old cannon. We weren't paying attention to the history. It was too hot.
Self Portrait
Here I am, on my tri-shaw ride through the streets.
Penang - Malaysia
Penang - Malaysia
Old Chinese Temple
This was a very old Chinese Temple
Old Chinese Temple
Old Chinese Temple
Old Chinese Temple
Old Chinese Temple
Old Chinese Temple
Insense burns continuously
Penang - Malaysia 077
Penang - Malaysia 079
Old Chinese Temple
Red means GOOD LUCK to the Chinese
Ralph is Having Fun
This is sort of the local way to get around!
Just Another Day in Traffic
Penang - Malaysia
Penang - Malaysia
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Come and step inside a Mansion from long ago, still amazingly-outfitted and preserved. What a nice place!
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
This mansion sits in the heart of Penang, you'd miss it otherwise. Yet, it offers a huge indoor area. It even featured its own Opium den.
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
This is how the old Chinese would deliver a wedding Dowry to the new bride. Inside, you would have all sorts of riches...and delcious cake.
The Indian Part of Penang
Penang shares its city with a Chinese culture, a Malay (Muslim) culture and an Indian Culture, very much like Singapore does.
The Indian Part of Penang
The Indian Part of Penang
The Indian Part of Penang
The Indian Part of Penang
Hindu Temple
We visited our first Hindu temple ever. Of course, more temples to come when we visit India.
Hindu Temple
Hindu Temple
Hindu Temple
The Clan House
Penang's neighborhoods are very interesting. A "Clan" or family would occupy a whole neighborhood, and interconnect all the homes. And often, as we see here, they would build a central Clan House, sort of a family community center.
The Clan House
Here's a photo of one clan, dressed in their finest
The Clan House
Each of these represents one clan or family...which can number in the thousands. Think of that joke about Chins in the Chinese phonebook.
The Clan House
Great night shot of the clan house. By the way, this was used in ANNA AND THE KING, the version with Jodie Foster that came out not too long ago.
The Clan House
Each clan has its own lantern, which they display proudly around the property
The Clan House
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