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)

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… and the walk begins.

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

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

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

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

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

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Walking along Lebuh King which cut through Little India.

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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.

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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.

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

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People wandering around…..

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

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… the sun is rising

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More daylight….

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

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All waiting for the the start…..

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