GEORGE TOWN: Once again, Penang is recognised internationally when named as one of 17 must visit destinations in 2017 by CNN.
The state, known as Pearl Island, was second behind Prince Edward Island, Canada, and was among three destinations in Asia listed in the chart other than Thailand and China. Read More…
Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling or Pitt Street, is also known as the ” Street of Harmony”. This street have 4 main religious building , St George’s Anglican Church, Kuan Yin Teng, Sri Maha Marianmman Temple and Masjid Kapitan Keling. It show the harmony between the religious.
There a few florist stalls near Kuan Yin Teng temple, which run by Indian trader. Read More…
Penang Chinese Methodist Church is the first Chinese Church in Malaysia. It was established on May 5, 1895 when Dr West and Lau Seng Chong from Singapore started gospel work among the Hokkien speaking Chinese in Penang.
In the early year this church did not have a permanent worship place. The present Madras Lane site completed on July 4, 1937. The chapel been used since then. Read More…
Sri Mahamariamman at Queen Street,Penang is under renovation, it is expected to complete by next year.
This temple was built in 1833 and it is the oldest Hindu Temple in Malaysia. By the beginning this temple was small and simple shrine, however it is an important place of worship for early Indian immigrants. Read More…
The Penang State Mosque or Masjid Negeri Pulau Pinang is the biggest mosque in Penang. It is located at the junction of Jalan Air Itam and Jalan Masjid Negeri.
The mosque was completed in 1980 and occupies a 4.5 hectare of land. This beautiful mosque can accommodate 5,000 worshipers at one time. It is most crowded on Friday when Muslim obligatory Friday prayers. Read More…
OPEN HEART, OPEN HOUSE
Date: 7 July 2014, Monday
Free admission. 15 minutes guided tour.
Time: 9:00am -1:00pm | 8:00pm-9:00pm at various sites around George Town.
Experience age-old traditions, rituals and ceremonies at open houses hosted in George Town’s grand old buildings. Locals open their doors and hearts and, in true Penang style, everyone is welcome!
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The Kuan Yin Temple is the oldest temple in Penang. It was built in 1728 by early Chinese settlers of the Hokkien and Cantonese communities and completed in 1800.
The temple was originally named Kong Hock Keong. It was once used not only for religious but also for social functions within the Chinese community. Read More…
St George ‘s Church is the oldest Anglican church in South East Asia, build in 1818. On 6 July 2007, the church was declared one the 50 National Treasures of Malaysia by the Malaysian government. The church underwent a major restoration in 2009. On the lawn of the St George’s Church is the Francis Light Memorial.
Address: 1, Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Penang, Malaysia. Read More…
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple is the first Buddhist temple, which completed in 1805. It is located on and purchased by a devout Buddhist Nonya Bentong for 390 Spanish dollars and donated to the community.
Located on Lorong Burma, this Burmese Temple is the favoured venue for the Songkran festivities – Thailand’s traditional New Year Day, which is celebrated in April. Read More…