Sunday, September 09, 2018

CFAL 10 - Day 5 Goodbye Penang & Back to Kuala Lumpur

A morning to accompany my mum and sister to Chowrasta Market.
Someone I know in Chowrasta Market on the first floor.
The first time coming to the renovated Chowrasta Market.
My train to Kuala Lumpur leaves Butterworth at around 4.30pm I shall then spend the extra time nosing around George Town's UNCESCO Heritage site.
The front of Sri Mahamariamman Temple along Queen Street, George Town
 At the back of Sri Mahamariamamman Temple at Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling. 
Combing the corners of Chulia Street which is well known as a backpacker street.
Han Jiang Ancestral Temple is the only Teochew-style temple in Georgetown. Awarded the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award for Culture Heritage Conservation in 2006, it is run by the Penang Teochew Association. The temple is dedicated to the Taoist God of the North, a Teochew patron deity.
History of Han Jiang Ancestral Temple In 1885, due to the rising number of Teochew immigrants from China to Penang, the Teochew Kongsi was formed when six immigrants banded together and bought a house at Lebuh Beach. In 1869, it moved to its present site at Lebuh Chulia and became the precursor to the Teochew Kongsi; in 1935 its name was changed to the Han Jiang Ancestral Temple.
So much of a Teochew establishment in Penang, by the way Gua Si Teochew Nang. 
Taking a short shade from the hot sun at the five foot way of the old shops at Chulia Street.
Lim Kongsi (GPS: 5.41565, 100.33828), or Lim Clan Association, is a Hokkien association located at Ah Quee Street, George Town. Its full name is Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi. Kew Leong Tong, which means Hall of Nine Dragons, is the principal association of Lim Kongsi. The name Kew Leong Tong is to commemorate the nine sons of a particular Lim clan in China who were elevated to the status of chief magistrates during the Tang Dynasty.
Nagore Durgha Shrine was built in 1803 by Muslims of southern Indian origin, then known as the Chuliers by the British. Soon after Captain Francis Light landed on Penang Island in 1786, the Chuliers, who were mostly merchants and moneylenders, began to populate Malabar Street in great numbers, causing the street to be renamed Chulia Street in 1798.

The Muslim shrine, the oldest of its kind on Penang Island, honours Syed Shahul Hamid, a Sufi Muslim saint who lived in Nagore, India until his death in 1579. The Nagore Durgah in Nagore was built in his memory, as is the Nagore Durgha Shrine in Singapore, which was constructed later in the 1820s.
 More wall graffiti for the day before leaving the place.
 It was a relief as it was only 10 minutes of waiting for the ferry which I have allowed for a possible delay.
The last and the only bicycle into the ferry.
Full to the edge as the access ramp being hoisted up for the departure.
Goodbye Penang Island I will be back.
 Always like to stay at the rear of the ferry ever since I was a small boy travelling on these ferries and remembering the time with my late dad where he will bring us in his car crossing the sea.
Last in last out.
Butterworth here I come from the side entrance crossing a railway line.
Finally I was back to Kuala Lumpur after a 5 days outing in the northern peninsula of Malaysia. Visit Malaysia and Cuti Cuti Malaysia.

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