Friday, December 27, 2013

Penang Life - Boxing Day

 The old bungalows,  still in need of much TLC.

 And KOMTAR which perhaps also needs some attention these days.

But that is not our concern up here in the cool Hill air.  Another lovely, and quiet lunch at the Bellevue Hotel, which is getting some TLC.  The snakes are back but safely contained in glass cases.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Penang Life - Christmas Day

For peace and quiet,  the southern most tip of Penang - Gertak Sanggul.

Gek discussing the options for our sea food dinner, fresh from the boats.. 

China House

A riveting read.  Time for a 'selfie'.  Where did that stomach come from?  I hadn't ordered yet.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Bomba Station.

Back to the street.   Before 1909 the police handled fires, causing confusion for this poor chap.  Pick my rifle or my hose?

Don't be fooled by the girlie pink decor,  these guys have some serious machinery in there.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Made in Penanag - Nonsense Me.

OK, I lied.  Not so stuffy.  Giving myself nightmares.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Made in Penang - 3D Interactive Art

The idea is to go and stand by the larger than life figures and strike a suitable pose,

 play the saxophone for Ramlee,

 help makeup a Chinese Opera singer,

or use a henna cone to decorate an Indian beauty.

I am, of course, too mature for all this frivolity,  but Gek did chance her hand with the snake.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Made in Penang - Models

A new attraction in the Heritage Zone on Weld Quay, a 3D and interactive art museum along the lines of Ernest, our resident Lithuanian street artist.  The models attract me of course and i was hoping to arrange to meet the creator,  Khoo Chooi Hooi, but he has taken himself off to China

 The water front scene is some 30 + feet long and took Chooi Hooi a year to make.

Love the detail and the individualised faces on the figures,

Very impressed was I.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Penang Moon

Who needs to go into space when you can see the wonders from Earth?  No tricks, honest!!

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Penang Life

The most chilled taxi drivers on the planet?