George town, Penang celebrates its heritage 

Fancy bumping into this Chinese god in Penang. This weekend George town celebrates it’s heritage with Street activities and story telling. George town, Penang is a Unesco world heritage site. Today celebrates it’s 9th anniversary since its listing.  George town is a multi cultural and multi ethnic city thanx to it’s historical importance as a…

George Town’s Light and Shadow

Originally posted on What an Amazing World!:
The Early 20th-Century City Hall in George Town, Penang Chapter 4, Part 17 The 19th century in South Asia. It was a period of time in history when the British consolidated their colonial possessions in the Indian subcontinent. What started out as mere trade missions in the early…

Penang and the Chinese Diaspora in Southeast Asia

Originally posted on What an Amazing World!:
The Khoo Kongsi Compound Chapter 4, Part 18 At the height of the spice trade in the Orient, the Europeans had their eyes fixated on strategic islands along the trade routes, which they eventually colonized. From British Hong Kong and Portuguese Macau at the Pearl River Delta, to…

Penang hash house harriers, a club for social runners. 

Hash house harriers are a group of people who enjoy hashing/trekking/runnning in the forest and they meet once a week in different locations.  The ‘hare’ sets the weekly route and the hashes follow the paper trail left by the ‘hare’. The route is unknown to the hashes and changes weekly. The runs consists of 45-90…