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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Old Penang 1974

0. Pleasures of Penang the central blog of our stay with the pictures of Georgetown.
1. Penang Chinese Temples and Clan Temples including the Kuan Yin Teng Goddess of Mercy Temple
2. Penang Indian Temples including the Sri Mariamman Temple
3. Penang Environs including Batu Ferrenghi, Air Itam, The reclining Buddha, Penang Hill Cableway, the Botanical Gardens and the Snake Temple.
4. Old Penang 1974

These are some photos we took of Penang way back in 1974 before the bridge connected it to the mainland.

They are a bunch of slightly underexposed Kodachromes, but still give a really good impression of how some things have changed and others have stayed pretty much the same in this timeless city.

Then you could go to an opium den and I was really struck by the insane mix of the Rolling Stones, Chinese, South Indian and occasionally Malay music making it a veritable musicological crossroads.

We stayed in almost the same district around Lebu Chulia so many of the photos fit with the pictures in our main blogs from 2006. Note the almost unchanging features of the two Chinese temples, Air Itam and Batu Ferringhi.

Cheah Si Sek Tek Tong

Kuan Yin Teng

Kek Lok Si - Air Itam

Batu Ferringhi

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