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Busy Day at Armenian Street, Penang   Leave a comment


Busy Day at Armenian Street, Penang

It is a busy day for tourists from China, Taiwan, Thailand and other countries at the Heritage Area at Armenian Street, Penang this Sunday morning of 11 July, 2017.

SP Lim

Busy Day at Armenian Street, Penang

Busy Day at Armenian Street, Penang

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) – Final Chapter   2 comments


Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) – The Final Chapter

(13.11.2016) Day 2:/ Yangon>> Heho- Pindaya – Kalaw

After Breakfast at Taw Win Hotel, Move to Yangon Domestic Airport to catch flight to Heho. Upon arrival in Heho, you will proceed by road directly to Pindaya (59 km – 2 hour), a quiet town on the banks of the serene Botoloke Lake. Home to the local Danu people, Pindaya can only be reached by small and windy roads which snake their way through mountain ranges from Mandalay, Inle Lake, or Bagan. Visit the renowned Pindaya Caves, a unique site housing thousands of Buddha images, the caves are estimated to have been formed more than 200 million years ago. The opening of the cave involves a walk past the Shwe U Min Pagodas – giant white stupas which climb out of the ground. Continue on a narrow, winding and historic road (50km – 1 ½ hour) through the Shan Hills to Kalaw, a unique settlement that is situated on the perimeter of the Shan Plateau, which serves as a bazaar for many ethnic groups from the surrounding regions. Overnight in Amara Mountain Resort.

Lunch and Dinner by Own Account.

Extracted from the Official Itinerary.

 

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) - Leaving by the main entrance of Pindaya Caves.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) – Leaving by the main entrance of Pindaya Caves.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) - Aerial view of the Pindaya Caves Temple from the lift.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) – Aerial view of the Pindaya Caves Temple from the lift.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) - Group photo of the Travellers - Mother, Sister, Brother-in-law and the Assistants - Tini and Han, Blogger was taking the photograph.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) – Group photo of the Travellers – Mother, Sister, Brother-in-law and the Assistants – Tini and Han, Blogger was taking the photograph.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) - Group photo of the Travellers - Mother, Sister, Brother-in-law and the Assistants - Tini and Han,

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) – Group photo of the Travellers – Mother, Sister, Brother-in-law and the Assistants – Tini and Han,

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) -Even as we were leaving, more Burmese visitors were arriving as today is a significant day of the super full moon of November 2016.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar) -Even as we were leaving, more Burmese visitors were arriving as today is a significant day of the super full moon of November 2016.

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Day 2.18 – Pindaya Caves of Pindaya, Shan State, Burma (Myanmar)

Heritage Enclave of City of George Town, Penang   Leave a comment


Managed to sneak a few shots of the Heritage Enclave after my meeting …

New wall mural at the Heritage Enclave of City of George Town, Penang, Malaysia

New wall mural at the Heritage Enclave of City of George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Activities at the Heritage Enclave of City of George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Activities at the Heritage Enclave of City of George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Activities at the Heritage Enclave of City of George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Activities at the Heritage Enclave of City of George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Welcome to Penang for the New Year 2016   Leave a comment


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Welcome to Penang for the New Year 2016

Country Malaysia
State Penang
District North-East Penang Island
Founded 1786
Municipality established 1857
Granted city status 1957
Government
• Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Patahiyah Ismail
Area
• City Centre 305.773 km2 (118.060 sq mi)
• Metro 2,740.000 km2 (1,057.920 sq mi)
Elevation 4 m (13.1 ft)
Population (2010)
• City Centre 510,996
• Density 4,299/km2 (11,130/sq mi)
• Metro 2.5 million
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
• Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC)

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George Town (also less commonly spelt as Georgetown) is the capital and largest city of the state of Penang, Malaysia. Named after Britain’s King George III, George Town is located on the north-east corner of Penang Island. The inner city has a population of 510,996, while the metropolitan area, also known as the George Town Conurbation, has a combined population of 2.5 million, making it the second largest metropolitan area and the biggest northern metropolis in Malaysia.

The settlement was declared a city in 1957 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. In 2015, Penang island, on which George Town is located, was also awarded city status.

The inner city of George Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The enclave consists of colonial architecture built during the heyday of British rule over the Straits Settlements (Penang, Singapore and Malacca), mixed with Chinese shophouses, five foot ways and places of worship of various religions. George Town is awarded the UNESCO listing for its “unique architectural and cultural townscape without parallel anywhere in East and Southeast Asia”.

George Town is also known as Tanjung (“The Cape”) in Malay, Qiáozhì Shì (乔治市) in Chinese and ஜோர்ஜ் டவுன் (Georgetown) in Tamil. Its Malay name is derived from the older name of the town, Tanjung Penaga (“Cape Penaigre”).

Inserted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

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Coat of Arms of the Municipal Council of Penang Island

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The Districts of Penang

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Coat of Arms of Penang
Nickname(s): Pearl of the Orient
Motto: Bersatu dan Setia (Malay)
United and Loyal
Let Penang Lead (unofficial)
Anthem: Untuk Negeri Kita (“For Our State”)

Extracted from Wikipedia

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Map of Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia is commonly known as Malaya while the eastern part across the sea are States of Sarawak and Sabah.
State of Penang is marked in RED.
Penang Coordinates: 5°24′N 100°14′E

Have a Happy, Peaceful and Fruitful New Year in 2016.

SP Lim

Posted January 1, 2016 by lspeng1951 in Shopping, Tourism, Tourists' Spots, Travel

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My City of George Town of Penang, Malaysia is among the 16 “must-see” destinations for 2016 by the Los Angeles Times   4 comments


Penang’s George Town has been named among the 16 “must-see” destinations for 2016 by the Los Angeles Times.

In its Boxing Day article titled “Looking for a 2016 vacation? Here are 16 must-see destinations”, the US paper wrote that Penang’s main city is a Unesco World Heritage site with a 500-year history of trading and a hotel boom in progress.

The report said as many as 10 new hotels are expected to open next year, with many cruise lines calling at the port.

“With luck, this growth will leave intact the city’s most historic architecture and encourage its lively food scene,” it said.
The report also gave a brief history of George Town, which has a population of about 500,000.

“George Town was a British trading post from the early 19th century (hence its name) until Malaysian independence in 1957. It gives you British echoes, Malay essence, Chinese and Indian commercial traditions, scattered rickshaws and a stew of religions,” the report stated.

George Town joined other destinations, arranged alphabetically, including Botswana, Bozeman in Montana, Cartagena in Colombia, Dublin in Ireland, Harlem in New York and Iran.

Other destinations included in the list are Myanmar, Natchez in Mississippi, Orange County Coast, Paris, San Sebastian in Spain, Seattle, Stratford-Upon-Avon in England, Washington D.C, and Williamstown in Kentucky. – December 28, 2015.

– See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/citynews/georgetown/article/us-paper-recommends-george-town-as-must-see-destination#sthash.2ljAwvXw.dpuf

“Penang Island, Malaysia

George Town (population about 500,000), Penang’s main city, is a UNESCO World Heritage site with a 500-year history of trading and a hotel boom in progress. As many as 10 new hotels may open in 2016, and a bevy of cruise lines call at the port. With luck, this growth will leave intact the city’s most historic architecture and encourage its lively food scene. George Town was a British trading post from the early 19th century (hence its name) until Malaysian independence in 1957. It gives you British echoes, Malay essence, Chinese and Indian commercial traditions, scattered rickshaws and a stew of religions.

Info: http://www.tourismpenang.net.my” from the Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-d-16-places-20151227-story.html

Malacca River Cruise   Leave a comment


Malacca River Cruise

Day Trip to Malacca   Leave a comment


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A Day Trip to Malacca
The tourism in Malacca is booming especially during the week-ends with visitors from Singapore, Mainland China, Korea and from neighbouring states of Malaysia. The numbers can easily exceed five to six folds that of Penang’s. Looking at the long queues at the food outlets in Jonkers Walk is just amazing. It is quite similar to that of the queue at Penang’s Teochew Chendol and some even longer.


The trishaws of Malacca are very well decorated with the latest Disney characters from Frozen, Spiderman, Superman, Hello Kitty and other cartoon characters.

SP Lim

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