Penang Trip August 2018 – Random Photos
A round of applause for me please~~~ I’ve efficiently completed my August 2018 Penang trip travelogue and this is the last post of this trip.
The ferry ride and spotted a beautiful ferry in colourful painting.
We had a few hours to spend before our Afternoon Tea @ 1885, so we did the touristy thing by going up to kek Lok Si because we only admired it from far during our previous trip. LOL
Perched atop the slopes of Air Itam, Kek Lok Si is one of the popular tourist attractions in Penang and it is also the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. The The ten-acre site houses a few temples, pagodas, gardens with beautiful landscape, souvenir and food stalls, vegetarian restaurant, tortoise pond (The Liberation Pond) as well as the majestic 30.2m bronze statue of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy.
One can hike up to the hill top via a steep flight of stairs or take the inclined lift ride which is easier and faster. (There is a car park conveniently located this level too.)
The ride only took 1 or 2 minutes and one can enjoy the view of the surrounding along the journey.
The 30.2m bronze statue of Kuan Yin at the highest level and the octagonal pavilion is supported by 16 granite pillars. The RM30mil statue is crafted by artisans from China.
The compulsory touristy photos with the enormous Kuan Yin statue.
Magnificent panorama view of the island from the hilltop.
There are temple, fish pond, and garden decorated with 12 animal statues that represent the Chinese zodiac.
Offering prayers wishing for good health and wealth.
We also bought the wishing ribbons to tie on the ‘wishing tree’. Check out some of the creative wishes, =.=”
Garden Palliation of Lord Buddha with beautiful landscape
Buddha statues at Amitabha Buddha Pagoda
The seven-storey Pagoda of Rama VI (Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas), display a collection of alabaster and bronze Buddhas. Thailand’s King Rama VI laid the foundation of the construction of the pagoda during his visit to Penang, hence the pagoda was named after him.
Kek Lok Si is made up of a few prayer halls and pavilions for assembly or prayer.
Kek Lok Si
1000-L, Tingkat Lembah Ria 1, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang.
Penang Chinese Relief Memorial, which depicts the Penangite transportation workers who volunteered to help to build the road between Burma and China after the Japanese blockaded Chinese seaports during WWII.
Random mural we stumbled upon when we walked to Chew Jetty on our last day in Penang.
Clan Jetties form part of the Penang Heritage Trail. There used to be seven jetties until one was demolished by fire and now six remain. Billed as one of the last bastions of old Chinese settlements on the island, this waterfront society is home to houses on stilts of various Chinese clans.
Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, 10300 Georgetown, Penang.
Located straight down from Lebuh Chulia (beside the Kapitan Kling Mosque) at Pengkalan Weld (Weld Quay), these water villages are over a century old. Each jetty is named after a Chinese clan – the Chew Jetty is the most tourist-friendly with the most stilt-houses.
The lively Chew Jetty is the only jetty that continues to have clan-related activity – the once a year annual worship of its Temple Deity and “Tee Kong” (God of Heaven or Sky-God ). The event take place on the 9th of Chinese New Year (Lunar Calendar) annually. This distinctive and grand event attracts throngs of people to Chew Jetty to enjoy lion dance and , dragon dances.. On that day, resident place the worship food on the long altar table for praying.
Since there are residents still live in this area, so be mindful when taking pictures. There are homestays, souvenir, food and drinks stalls along the wooden walkway.
We took quite a number of nice photos here as the weather was very good that day. (= sun shone brightly >_<)
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