URBAN HERITAGE • JUN 2016 • GEORGETOWN, PENANG
After having spent a few hurried weekends here and there and then leaving the city each time with a heavy heart that I had once again only scratched the surface of its true potential, it's truly a blessing to have the opporturnity of spending one full week in my favourite heritage town of Malaysia.
It was definitely time well spent, to be able to slowly uncover, digest and document its every charming nook and cranny, perhaps a new-found peculiarity here and there, or to strike off that cafe on my ever-growing list of must-see, just allowing myself to fall in love all over again with Georgetown, I simply couldn't have asked for more.
I'm not a morning person but the knowledge that I'll get better shots by waking up early is sometimes enough to push me to do the rare feat of setting my alarm for 7am. So this quiet morning was least quite rewarding.
The facade of the charming guesthouse Sinkeh, blessed with a beautiful creeper that apparently suffered quite a bit due to the dry spell. Here's to wishing it greener days ahead.
Ping Hooi Coffee Shop always end up as our first destination as soon as we arrive in Georgetown, thanks to Tiger Char Kuey Teow and their irresistable duck egg and succulent big prawn version of Penang's famous hawker food.
Heart Mum the eternal Auntie Lilin, heaving a sigh of relief as she approached her next oasis of shade and comfort, away from the ruthless heat and sun. Seen here is the facade of Container Hotel Penang, one of four of the charming stays during our week-long trip.
Be ready for this beautiful sight as soon as you enter Container Hotel Penang.
The gorgeous view from our cosy loft at Kim Haus, one of four charming stays during our week-long trip.
Here's another view of the pretty sight greeting us in the morning at Kim Haus Loft.
Sekeping Pinang, the forth and final charming place that we had the opportunity to stay in during this trip.
The wait for Uber.
姓李桥 at night.
Puteri Lilin in the shade. Apparently this reminds my friend of Studio Ghibli.
This friendly worker actually froze his action in the middle of his chore to allow us ample time to get this shot, staying true to the camwhore nature of his countrymen.
The charming living area of Container Hotel Penang bathed in the golden hues of the evening sun.
"If you're not letting me out at least don't mock me! Put that camera away!"
"Ah Lian look up! The cameraman is here!"
姓李桥 at night.