Tuesday, December 1, 2009

27/11/2009 Georgetown - Heritage City

It has been 2 weeks since I updated my blog, as I was busy with works, photo shooting and touching up photos, and finally I can now update my blog.

Last Friday, I have went out with a group of 15 peoples and walk around Georgetown for some photo shooting and the theme was Georgetown - Heritage City. We gathered in front of Penang State City Hall which located at Esplanade at 8 am, and started to walk around in Georgetown.

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The first building is the Penang City Hall which was built in 1903 in the typical British Palladian architectural style, the building has been listed as a national monument since 1982 under the Antiquities Act 1976. The design of the City Hall building bears a resemblance to the nearby Town Hall, which features the balcony as a main element overlooking the Esplanade. (From Wikipedia)




And besides the City Hall is the Town Hall. The Old Town Hall was the oldest Municipal Building in Penang and its foundation was first laid on 1st January 1879 by Lt. Governor Sir Archibald Edward Harbord Anson. Located at Lot No. 70, Section 19, Georgetown, North-East District, Penang Island, the building occupies a land area of 70,711 square feet along Jalan Padang Kota Lama, facing the famous Esplanade. Upon completion in 1880, the building was officiated by Frederick Weld, the Governor of the Straits Settlements (Khoo, S.N., 1998). (from Penang.biz)


After taking few photos at Esplanade, we started to walk to St George's Church.

On the way to St George's Church, I saw this pink flower, which is attractive to me.



After 5 minutes, we reached the St George's Church. St. George's Church is the oldest Anglican church in Southeast Asia and is located in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. It was completed in 1818 on the initiative of the Penang Colonial Chaplain, Rev. Robert Sparke Hutchings (who also went on to found the Penang Free School) and consecrated on 11 May 1819 by the Bishop of Calcutta, Thomas Fanshawe Middleton. On 6 July 2007, the church was declared one the 50 National Treasures of Malaysia by the Malaysian government. (from Wikipedia)




After the St George's Church, we walked to our next destination, the temple of goddess of mercy, or known as Kuan Yin temple is doubt as one of the oldest Chinese temple in Penang. With history dated back to 1800. (from Penang-vacation.com)


The birds in the cage are waiting for people to buy and then set free, this is claim to be a "good deed".



Next, we went to the mosque which is not far away from the temple, which is the Masjid Kapitan Keling. Kapitan Keling Mosque is a mosque built in the 19th century by Indian Muslim traders in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. It is situated on the corner of Lebuh Buckingham (Buckingham Street) and Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (Masjid Kapitan Keling Road). (from Wikipedia)



After spending 2 hours of shooting, we went to a cafe at Pitt Street for some breakfast. The koay teow t'ng there is very famous but they're going to move to Carnavon Street soon.


After our breakfast, we went to Khoo Kongsi. The Khoo Kongsi (邱公司) is a large Chinese clanhouse with elaborate and highly ornamented architecture, a mark of the dominant presence of the Chinese in Penang. The famous Khoo Kongsi is the grandest clan temple in the country. It is also one of the city's major historic attraction. The clan temple has retained its authentic historic setting, which includes an association building, a traditional theatre and the late 19th century rowhouses for clan members, all clustered around a granite-paved square. It is located in Cannon Square in the heart of the oldest part of the city of George Town, in the midst of narrow, winding lanes and quaint-looking pre-War houses exuding a palpable old world charm. (from Wikipedia)

This is a house located in the Khoo Kongsi.

The ancestors' hall in Khoo Kongsi.




The Khoo's genealogy records.



A performing stage in Khoo Kongsi

Too bad that I am not able to snap the Khoo Kongsi's Temple, because I will be shooting against the Sun, which will be hard for me to shoot.

After that, we started to walk back to Esplanade to end our photo shooting, while on our way, we also encountered some interesting scenes.

An antiques shop just near the Khoo Kongsi.





Mamak(Indian Muslim) selling mutton.

And that's the end of my photo shooting trip for the day.


Siu KeOnG said...

like the blue sky and white building, your color very balance :) really wish to shoot with you again if there is a chance :)

Samuel said...

Thanks, siu keong. I also hope there's a chance to shoot with you again. :D

Siu KeOnG said...

there always have a chance :) no worry bro

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