Malaysia – Penang Starwalk 2013; Along Georgetown Heritage Trail (3)

My last series on Penang Starwalk 2013.

Participants of non-competitive ‘meeting’ up with the competitive walkers heading the opposite direction on Masjid Kapitan Keling Road.

20130916-215827.jpg

Passing through Lebuh Cannon where it intersects with Lebuh Armenian. Lebuh Armenian is where you can find lots of street art. You can read on my earlier postings; Street Art around town; of a different kind, A walk in Georgetown Heritage Area and Malaysia – Georgetown; Continuation search for Street Art

20130916-215835.jpg

This is the intersection of Lebuh Cannon and Lebuh Armenian.

20130916-215843.jpg

Old heritage house on the left side on Lebuh Cannon.

20130916-215856.jpg

After zipping out from Lebuh Cannon, we headed on Lebuh Carnarvon back to the finishing line which is about another 1km.

20130916-215903.jpg

then to…Gurdwara Road. Finishing line in sight…… finally. LOL!!

20130916-215923.jpg

Finishing line for the non-competitive walkers.

20130916-215929.jpg

20130916-215936.jpg

20130916-215941.jpg

Where is this place you asked. Well below is where it was held; Penang Times Square.

20130916-215951.jpg

Hope you like this. More posting on Penang coming soon. Stay tune. =)

Malaysia – Penang Starwalk 2013; Along Georgetown Heritage Trail (2)

Welcome back to my series on the Penang Starwallk – Walk Along Georgetown Heritage Trail.

The crowd were waiting for the flag off  the 7km non-competitive walk by the Governor of Penang from the Birch House on Dato Keramat Road. (Birch House was built to serve as the office of the tin smelting plant of Escoy Smelting, known in the late 20th century as Eastern Smelting. Now is it used as HQ for one of the housing developers)

20130916-215439.jpg

… and the walk begins.

20130916-215447.jpg

The participants walked along Penang Road. One a normal working day, this road is packed with cars, buses and not forgetting lots of motorbikes

20130916-215457.jpg

20130916-215507.jpg

A shot taken from the ‘Octopus’ pedestrian overhead bridge located on Penang Road.

20130916-215534.jpg

Even the red light could not stop the participants on Transfer Road…. LOL!!

20130916-215541.jpg

This is one of the oldest and famous steakhouse in Georgetown; The Ship along Sri Bahari Road.

20130916-215550.jpg

20130916-215557.jpg

Police patrol car caught in among the participants. They had to bow to the participants. LOL!!

20130916-215607.jpg

Walking along Lebuh King which cut through Little India.

20130916-215615.jpg

Join me on my last series of my Penang Starwalk – Walk Along the Georgetown Heritage Trail.

Malaysia – Penang Starwalk 2013; Along Georgetown Heritage Trail (1)

Last weekend, I had the chance to participate in a walk organized by a local newspaper in Malaysia. It was held in Georgetown, Penang and in the heart of the Heritage trail.

This is a yearly event that the local Malaysian newspaper; The Star who organized it around this time of the year.  . This years’ response will overwhelming; the participation was more than 22,000 people of all ages and races. It consist of a competitive walk of 10km and non-competitive walk of 7km.

20130916-215000.jpg

I went there early (very early in fact – arrived at 5.30am) so that I was able to park nearby the event area. When I arrived at the registration area, there were already quite a number people in the area.The Start and Finish was at the shopping mall in the heart of the Georgetown.

20130916-215025.jpg

Shot taken from the 2nd floor of the shopping mall.

20130916-215032.jpg

People wandering around…..

20130916-215039.jpg

Sponsors setting up stalls for lucky dip draw for the participants before the race; Freebies!!!

20130916-215126.jpg

… the sun is rising

20130916-215133.jpg

More daylight….

20130916-215140.jpg

Look at part of the 22k crowd heading to the Starting line.

20130916-215146.jpg

20130916-215155.jpg

All waiting for the the start…..

20130916-215206.jpg

What happens after the start? Join me in the next series…. =)

Malaysia – Georgetown; The continuation search for Street Art (8)

Still walking along Little India, we passed  Penang – Kuan Yin Temple (Goddess of Mercy Temple) along Lorong Stewart from Lebuh China.

More metal art sculpture on the wall of the old shop houses. (need to keep an eye out. lol!!)

20130810-231528.jpg

20130810-231535.jpg

20130810-231541.jpg

metal art sculpture of the rickshaw with a real one next to the art. =)

20130810-231549.jpg

Shot of an old shop houses along Lorong Stewart.

20130810-231607.jpg

Further down, we turn to the left to Love Lane where we came to an old shop; ‘Living Story’ selling old picture and antique.

20130810-231621.jpg

The interior of the shop. Upstairs of the shop that was converted into an art center.

An inside view of an old shop house…

20130810-231629.jpg

20130810-231644.jpg

Interesting? Well yes… there’s still a little more to ‘walk’.

Malaysia – Georgetown; The continuation search for Street Art (7)

More mural painting as I continued my search in Georgetown Heritage Trail.

Walking along Gat Lebuh Chulia, there is a small entrance to a bicycle rental shop near the street of old Kwong Wah Yit Poh building and you will see a painting of brother and sister playing basketball.

20130810-231245.jpg

Still on Gat Lebuh Chulia, opposite the children playing basketball, you will  find another street art painting of ‘Children on the swing’ on the street named Step by Step Lane.  This drawing was done by a local artist; Louis Gan.

20130810-231257.jpg

While shooting the street art mural, I can help looking the graffiti on the iron sliding door of the back of a printing warehouse.

20130810-231315.jpg

and .. on the the other side, also another metal door with lots of writing.

20130810-231308.jpg

heading back…. we walk towards Little India which is located on Lebuh Queen, Lebuh Chulia and Jalan Pasar (Market Street). More metal art sculpture…..

20130810-231322.jpg

20130810-231331.jpg

20130810-231339.jpg

Still more…. hang around and find out. =)

Malaysia – Georgetown; The continuation search for Street Art (6)

You are back… =) Let’s move on.

Cute metal art showing the rickshaw ….

20130810-231035.jpg

I was walking along Lebuh Pantai from Lebuh Armenian, I saw this painting  on the wall of the shops on the side of the Khoo Kongsi; cats carrying lanterns.

20130810-231045.jpg

Exploring around.. hidden among the small alley at Ah Quee Street, I saw this mural painting of ‘Our Art is Dying’ by an unknown street  artist.

20130810-231054.jpg

Another mural painting ‘The Real Bruce Lee Would Never Do This’ also at Ah Quee Street is part of the 101 Lost Kittens art project.

20130810-231102.jpg

More metal art sculpture to enjoy……

20130810-231112.jpg

20130810-231121.jpg

20130810-231129.jpg

Thanks for following me till this point but the walk is still not finish yet……….

Malaysia – Georgetown; The continuation search for Street Art (3)

Hi!!! Still with me? That’s good. Still on Armenian Street Ghaut, we had a slight detour off to Lebuh Victoria as a strong fragrance smell of freshly cook moon cakes and biscuits caught our noses.

20130810-230313.jpg

Cute looking ‘piggy ‘biscuits.

20130810-230320.jpg

.. the old style entrance to the shop.

20130810-230326.jpg

Walking further down Armenian Street Ghaut, you will see lots of ‘cats’ on the side of the street… not real cats but mural cat painting.

20130810-230335.jpg

This is the giant cat mural painting and a mouse hiding in a corner avoiding been ‘caught’ by the ‘cat’. =). This mural was done to create awareness of the need to protect animals (hmmm maybe not to the mouse though)

20130810-230342.jpg

.. here is a ‘cat’ made of strings on a cloths pole.

20130810-230351.jpg

Beautiful old houses on Armenian Street Ghaut.

20130810-230406.jpg

Another hand painted cat at on a zinc panel at a bicycle rental shop. (oh yes… there’s lots of bicycle rental shops which you can rent bicycle to ride around the Georgetown Heritage area).

20130810-230416.jpg

That’s all? Well… hell no!! There’s more to come. Let’s keep on moving!!!