Malaysia; Penang’s 2nd bridge to open to traffic..

Tomorrow 1st March 2014, Penang’s 2nd bridge will be open to traffic. It is the longest bridge in South East Asia. It’s length is 24km; 16km out in the waters and 8 km on land.

This 2nd bridge will help to ease the traffic on the 1st bridge which is more than 20years old and is only slight more than half the length of the 2nd bridge.

Me passing the entry point to the 2nd bridge which is hours away from the opening.

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Anyway, once I have more on this, I will share with my readers.

P.S. If any of your are interested in marathon, they may organize a marathon on this 2nd bridge in November this year. So do keep a look out. 😊


Malaysia – Penang; Ernest Zacharevic’s ‘Art is Rubbish is Art’ Exhibition (4)

Welcome back!! More on Ernest Zacharevic’s ‘Art is Rubbish is Art’ Exhibition.

His artwork on the outside on the old walls of the bus depot compound……

Painting of 2 boys fooling around with the triangle cone…..

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cute little painting of the doddle horse (yup this  is the year of the horse) above an old door

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Another beautiful painting on the wall of what standing of an old building….

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Shark’s fin made of pieces of papers..

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Under the covering roof… another painting of a boy playing with the triangle cone….. with a rainbow at the background.

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.. a close up shot.

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mmmm… modern art. What do you think he trying to say?

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One more posting on this…….. my last one on his theme ‘Art is rubbish is art’.

Malaysia – Penang; Ernest Zacharevic’s ‘Art is Rubbish is Art’ Exhibition (3)

Wow.. here’s  more pictures.

Painted on coffee canvas…. using charcoal.

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What do you get when you mix milk with black coffee?

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Painting of a girl playing with rubber band.

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This is nice. It is totally done up with thumb tack.

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Let’s head to the outside of the building……

Here’s the bad guy Lego figurine. (life size if I may say. If I am not mistaken.. it stands more than 5 feet or taller)

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and.. an innocent red dress girl Lego figurine.

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Lavatory for Gents and ladies…

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Can you see the painting at the backdrop; 2 boys in a sampan (wooden boat) …..

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More? Of course…… stay tune.

Malaysia – Penang; Ernest Zacharevic’s ‘Art is Rubbish is Art’ Exhibition (2)

More picture from Ernest’s Exhibition……

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Love this one…

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An old man on a trishaw painted on an old window blind.

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Another small boy on a doddle horse.

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Another drawing on window blind….

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Portraits on a wooden planks…..

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Girl in pink on a yet another wooden plank.

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like it? More to come……

Malaysia – Penang; Ernest Zacharevic’s ‘Art is Rubbish is Art’ Exhibition (1)

Guess some of you may have heard of him; the Lithuanian street artist Ernest Zacharevic or even saw his street art in Penang, Malaysia and some say ‘was’ in Johor, Malaysia. You can catch some of my blog of his  street paintings and also of others in my earlier blogs; Malaysia – Georgetown; Continuation search for Street Art and Street Art around town; of a different kind.

His recent art work was ‘Art is Rubbish is Art’ where he display his art pieces at the old Hin Company Bus Depot from 17th Jan till 14 Feb 2014. (sorry for the late information. Tomorrow is the last day.. but at least you can enjoy the pictures here. =P )

I have a quite a time looking for this place but eventually found it. The old bus depot was directly in front of the Grand Continental Hotel (now closed). When I reached, there were already people crowding outside, waiting for the doors to open at 12pm. It was open daily from 12pm to 8pm till 14th Feb 2014. (Not sure what they will do to the wall art after that date though)

Entrance of the old Hin Company Bus Depot.

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His theme……

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.. a friendly reminder….

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Some of his works….

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not sure whether it is modern art or not…. but he uses all the rubbish to make it to something artistic.

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more of it….

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Painting on a door….

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Painting on a old coffee canvas…

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That’s all? Nope…… more to come. Stay tune with me…..

Malaysia – Penang; Visit to Kek Lok Si Temple (8)

Hi!! My last posting on my visit to Kek Lok Si Temple.

At the area near the main pagoda, another area of the temple where you can make your wish again on the wishing tree by putting the wishing ribbon as seen below.


lighted oil lamps on the altar by the worshipers as offering.


Another shot around the temple grounds


This is the 7 storey main pagoda of the temple which house the 10,000 Buddhas.


Buddhas on the walls all the way up to the top…..


Shots from outside the pagoda…..


Another monastery…


A view right from the top of the pagoda….


Hope you enjoy the ‘walk’ with me on this trip to the Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang.

So what’s next? Wanna to know? Then follow me and you will find out. =)

Malaysia – Penang; Visit to Kek Lok Si Temple (7)

Still at the top of the Penang’s Kek Lok Si Temple,. Walking about was really nice and serene. There was another small temple at the top where another wishing tree where you could make your wish but putting a colourful wishful ribbon on it.


Nearby also a small man-made pond where you could see lots of Japanese carp swimming inside it. It was really a beautiful sight and you could also see part of the Penang Island from here.


Worshipers giving offering and prayers.


Electric tram tickets which I bought to get my trip to the base of  the temple.


Finish? Nope….. there’s still lots to see. Heading to the other side, I was walking toward the seven storey main pagoda of the temple or the Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas.


Again… beautiful architecture of the stone carving on the walls and pillars.  Guess words can’t describe them as well as photos…..




Follow me on the my last part of my posting on Penang’s Visit to Kek Lok Si Temple.

Malaysia – Penang; Visit to Kek Lok Si Temple (6)

Hi there!! Sorry for the long break on this posting of my Visit to Kek Lok Si Temple. I was traveling and also the the Lunar New Year celebration where there were so much things to share and post in between.

If you have missed my earlier posting on this, you can find them here; Malaysia – Penang; Visit to Kek Lok Si Temple (5)

mmm.. where was I? Oh yes… me taking an electrical tram up to the top of the hill in the temple. If you do not want to take the tram up, you can also opt to walk up. =). Passing a monastery which was part of the temple.


At the top of the temple…. you can see part of the old white plaster Kuan Yin statue. It was replaced by the bronze statue of Kuan Yin where the earlier statue was damaged by a fire a few years ago..


The the new statue of the bronze Kuan Yin which stands at 30.2m The construction was completed in 2002 and open to the public. Due to generous donations from affluent chinese community, these allowed additional buildings to be constructed and also an ornate shelter for the Kuan Yin statue was constructed from 2005 to 2009. Later,  16 carved dragon pillars were built, carrying the top of three concentric octagonal roof.



Guardians at the front of the statue of Kuan Yin


Beautiful architecture around the bronze statue of Kuan Yin.


More pictures…..



Beautiful right? Well it is indeed. Want more? Then stay tune. =)