When was the last time you took a train ride?
Not an LRT or MRT or monorail or tram
An actual (choo choo) train that takes you out of town... faraway to another city... that kind! Well, this was an electric train (no, no choo choos) but you know what I mean...
Not sure about you, but for me it was a
I've been baddd...!
I've taken a rather long break from steemit... well, longer than my usual 2-3 days, 4-5 days... more than a week?!! Well, there was Chinese New Year... and RL... and work... and RL!
Not excuses, more as explanations. But I'm back! I may not be posting daily but will try to be a
Last week, I started about the Khoo Kongsi, on the detailed and exquisite craftsmanship of the wood and stone work, here, 'Into the details of Khoo Kongsi, Penang', but only managed to cover the exterior.
The Khoo Kongsi stands out as one of the most prominent clan houses outside of China due to the
The most ornate, the most detailed, elaborate and well-known clan house in Penang, and Malaysia... and even touted as the most majestic in South-East Asia ~ is the Khoo Kongsi!
Am I over-stating it or biased just because I happen to share the same family name?
No, not at all!
Before clan houses were
These clan jetties of Penang were never tourist attractions before... they were just places where people lived. And they settled there years ago, and their ancestors more than a century ago!
And suddenly today when photographs have become collectibles, and most sought after by tourists in this insta
I don't easily get to take shots of reflections... I don't know why, but I don't!
Particularly reflections of light or light-play on a wide body of water, like this... I guess it is because I don't live near any reasonably sized body of water, i.e. sea, lake, pond or river...
So, this ferry crossing
That's what I would like to say... lol
But not true at all... it just sounded good
Ahhh... but as long as it caught your attention! 😄
It's the details, the old and the new, the fascinating and charming...
Looking at some of these photos below, I'm reminded too of my interest in doors of various kin
Since it's Saturday/Caturday, let's start with the kitties I encountered in Penang.
This is the second part of my recent trip to the Pearl of the Orient as it is also popularly called. It's been quite awhile since I last visited...
Hence, I found it to be a multi-faceted pearl with lots of old world
A pearl has no facets... It is just smooth, isn't it?!
Penang, or the Pearl of the Orient as it is also popularly known, is however truly many faceted, and its varied attractions seem to only be increasing in recent times!
Boasting a charming mix of things old and new that warmly welcomes all visito