Friday, February 27, 2015

Penang - The Town

We liked Penang alot: loads of vegetarian restos, big historic center of George Town, a few Art Deco buildings, easy day trips, and no shopping as most business were closed for the CNY holiday.

So here are some shots of Penang that did not make it into the previous posts.

We ate more than twice at Sup Hameed, a group of night food stalls near the Police Station. The roti telur, a roti canai with egg, was our favorite.
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

George Town, Penang, Malaysia

George Town, Penang, Malaysia

One block to the east was this food cart with tasty potato samosas and other deep fried snacks.
Chinese New Year, George Town, Penang, Malaysia

We also ate 3 or 4 times at Lily's, a vegetarian/vegan restaurant near our first hotel where the service was super efficient and the food tasty.
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

The dish on the right is the vegetarian version of a Malaysian favorite, Nasi Kandar, which features a "veggie" slice of curried beef spleen.
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

George Town, Penang, Malaysia

George Town, Penang, Malaysia

We did not return to this vegetarian resto near the Kuan Yin Temple as they allowed smoking and shared their tables with a chicken joint.
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

A South Indian Set Meal (r) and a North Indian Set Meal (l) at the vegetarian Restoran Sri Ananda Bahwan in Little India.
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Looks of folks on rental bikes. Looked dangerous to us but there are some bike lanes and we saw no accidents nor close calls
Chinese New Year, George Town, Penang, Malaysia

See the bike lane, a guy carrying a "cooler" of rice, and a Perodua Myvi, the best selling car in Malaysia.
Chinese New Year, George Town, Penang, Malaysia

The historic center of George Town is a protected UNESCO World Heritage site. Of note to us Americans is Fort Cornwallis. Yes it's that Lord Cornwallis of Yorktown surrender fame; but to the Brits he's best known as the Governor General of India. Not to mention that George Town is named after King George III.
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

The always visible KOMTAR building.
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

The beautiful minaret of the Aceh Street Mosque.
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

And the nearby Masjid Kapitan Keling.
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

An old jetty; part tourist trap, part a window into the past.
Chinese New Year, George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Chinese New Year, George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Fixed up shophouses with Art Deco facades. The near one is a hotel.
Chinese New Year, George Town, Penang, Malaysia

And the historic Art Deco Wearne Brothers Ltd building, a former auto showroom.
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

I liked these apartments in the old town.
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Texaco lives on as CALTEX in Malaysia.
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Delivering more incense sticks to Kuan Yin Temple.
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

George Town, Penang, Malaysia

George Town, Penang, Malaysia

George Town, Penang, Malaysia

2 comments:

Crash Eddy said...

Fabulous! The roti telur and Nasi Kandar look delicious. I clicked your link to Perodua Myvi. Amazing. Such a fine vehicle for its time and place and I've never heard of it. Do you see any USA branded autos? Buick?

Liz said...

Bueautiful Art Deco!