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Penang Heritage Photowalk – 23rd and 24th August 2014

I have never been to me

Photos and story written by Maxby Chan on his discovery of his birth place.

I have travelled the world but never really explored the homeland where I was born. The Heritage Photowalk organised by Coffee & Art Fringe Festival Asia (CAFFA) for the Georgetown Festival last weekend was the first time I really explored this part of Penang. The present Penang Government has done a wonderful job of preserving the heritage of this area. The people of Penang are now able to reap the harvest of their forefathers. I hope that they are able to continue with their good work. Here are some impressions of this photo walk.

I was lucky to be transported back in time to the 60's when Penang was just a free port.

I was lucky to be transported back in time to the 60’s when Penang was just a free port.

A little vegetable seller was displaying his goods next to a noodle stall.

A little vegetable seller was displaying his goods next to a noodle stall.

A street scene warning people the need to stress on the crime prevention. It happens everywhere even in broad daylight.

A street scene warning people the need to stress on the crime prevention. It happens everywhere even in broad daylight.

Vandalised

Vandalised

Preservation

Preservation

How many of you played badminton with these wooden framed rackets?

How many of you played badminton with these wooden framed rackets?

The wire art is one of the attractions and is littered all over the Heritage Walk. Personally I find that there is a need for more art expressions.

The wire art is one of the attractions and is littered all over the Heritage Walk. Personally I find that there is a need for more art expressions.

This is NOT Street Art. These are the people who give street art a bad name.

This is NOT Street Art. These are the people who give street art a bad name.

Balancing on the edge.

Balancing on the edge.

"One leg kick housewife" -they don't produce this model anymore.

“One leg kick housewife” -they don’t produce this model anymore.

The grass is greener

The grass is greener

A trishaw ride anyone?

A trishaw ride anyone?

Harmonious greeting among the different Malaysian races.

Harmonious greeting among the different Malaysian races.

A tribute to Jimmy Choo, Penang's famous son.

A tribute to Jimmy Choo, Penang’s famous son.

For cat lovers.

For cat lovers.

Colonial past and present

Colonial past and present

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