Art at Penang Times Square   2 comments

Had a great time photo-shooting at the extended area of Penang Times Square.
The wall murals depicted one from Kuala Lumpur’s Batu Caves with the Hindu Temple (on the right) and the other Penang Hill aka Bukit Bendera in Penang (on the left).
From Wikipedia:-
Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu (Batu River), which flows past the hill and also it is the tenth (Pattu in Tamil) limestone hill from Ampang. Batu Caves is also the name of the nearby village.
The cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is the focal point of Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia.
Batu Caves in short also referred as 10th Caves or Hill for Lord Muruga as there are 6 important holy shrines in India and 4 more in Malaysia. The 3 others in Malaysia are Kallumalai Temple in Ipoh, Tanneermalai Temple in Penang and Sannasimalai Temple in Melacca.
It is also near a town called Jinjang where famous entrepreneur Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong had his vision to build his business empire.
Standing at 42.7 m (140 ft) high, the world’s tallest statue of Murugan, a Hindu deity, is located outside Batu Caves, near the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The statue, which cost approximately 24 million rupees, is made of 1550 cubic metres of concrete, 250 tonnes of steel bars and 300 litres of gold paint brought in from neighbouring Thailand.
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The above photograph depicts the Lion Dance though from my personal observation, it is from China rather from Malaysia due to the dresses of the spectators in the mural.
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The above two scene are from Penang – the Clan Jetty (the topmost photograph) and the Kek Lok Si Temple (on the left) and a Muslim Mosque (on the right) from Perak.
From Wikipedia:-
The Ubudiah Mosque (Malay: Masjid Ubudiah) is Perak’s royal mosque, and is located in the royal town of Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia.
Masjid Ubudiah – ranking high on the list of Malaysia’s most beautiful mosques, the Masjid Ubudiah (or Ubudiah Mosque) stands proudly and majestically in Kuala Kangsar, with its golden dome and minarets creating a spellbinding sight, from near and afar.
The mosque was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback, a government architect who is notably credited for the design of the Ipoh railway station and the Kuala Lumpur railway station.

Photo-shooting at the extended area of Penang Times Square was interesting though my neck was a bit strained. Moreover like a cheap skate, it is FREE! Come One, Come All to enjoy such beautifully painted murals.

Before I forget, I wish to greet every bloggers and visitors here a Happy, Peaceful and Fruitful New Year in 2016.

SP Lim

2 responses to “Art at Penang Times Square

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  1. Very beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year! Gott Nytt År!


  2. Thank you for all the good wishes.

    May 2016 be a happy, peaceful and fruitful new Year for everyone 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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