Friday, May 23, 2014

Penang Life - Penang Hill

This is how we saw the straits a couple of days ago from the Bellevue Hotel balcony.  Really, just like this.  The straits water was turquoise and Georgretown seemed to be as if in a water colour painting.  Above the two were those dark clouds, coming over the top of us up on the hill.  Quite extraordinary. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Penang Life - 1-Sky sky

A very rare, clear day.  Looking south.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Penang Life - Music and Ballet.

Sunday last , Gek and I traveled up to Georgetown to listen to a small section of the Penang Philharmonic playing at the old Star newspaper building, the young section.  And weren't they great.  My favourite of the day's performances was Vivaldi's concerto for two violins.  Quite magical.

On the Friday night we were at the Ballet watching the Singapore Dance Company perform a selection of classic, and modern dance.  This was the company's first visit to Penang since five years.  I hope they don't leave it so long to make a return trip to the Pearl of the Orient.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Penang Life - The Artist.

Gek's outside studio. Artist in thinking mode.

Thursday, May 08, 2014