Tag Archives: Penang

Ranger Duck Weekends: Penang Edition

As we are counting down the weekends left in Malaysia, I convinced my humans to take me to Penang for the weekend.  It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site for the colonial architecture, and there is some really cool street art.  One of the more popular installations is this bicycle.  It’s a real bicycle, inserted into the wall, and two kids are painted riding the bike.  When we went by early in the day, there was a huge line to take your picture with it.  We opted not to wait.  When we went back in the evening, the line wasn’t so long.  My human waited in line and when it was her turn, she put me on the bike and stepped back.  About a dozen other tourists who were waiting for their turn took my picture, too!  First in Cambodia, now here:  I am starting to be a real international celebrity.  I’m thinking about starting my own hash tag.

Bike riding on Lebuh Armenian

Bike riding on Lebuh Armenian

Here are some other photos from my weekend adventure to Penang!

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Over a Century of Details

The Khoo Kongsi (clan house) in Penang, Malaysia

The Khoo Kongsi (clan house) in Penang, Malaysia

For the Intricate photo challenge:  A corner piece from Khoo Kongsi temple in Penang, Malaysia, built in 1906.  Clan houses are very important in the Chinese community in Penang.  They served as a sort of community center for new immigrants from the clan.  The Khoo Kongsi complex contained housing, an opera stage, meeting and business rooms, and of course this temple.  (It also currently contains a museum detailing the history, but I don’t think the museum displays were part of the original function of the clan house.)  There are many clan houses, but this is one of the finest…according to our favorite guide book.

The Khoo Kongsi Temple

The Khoo Kongsi Temple