Penang Photos, Part 2: Mostly China Town

As I walked down Lebah Farquhar (Farguhar Street) Wednesday afternoon, I failed to take photos of St. Xavier Institute and Convent Light Street as I wanted to focus my attention on Penang State Museum and St. George’s Church.  I also had a couple of photos of each from previous visits to George Town.  The rear of the magnificent High Court buildings (recently restored) on the opposite side of the street do feature in a few of the photos I took; I didn’t realize that you could take a tour of the courthouse by entering the main entrance on Light Street so perhaps I can return at some point for that.  As I exited the St. George’s Church car park I decided to walk along Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keiling, also known as Pitt Street.  This broad road skirts the edge of Little India which, unfortunately, I failed to explore on this trip.  Instead I was distracted by the Chinese hall in which Sun Yat Sen delivered a famous speech as well as a 200 year old Chinese temple directly next door.  The next hour saw me taking photos of a number of shopfronts and shrines, mostly Chinese, before heading off in search of food (my preferred choice, The Ecco Cafe on Chulia Street, being closed due to a staff shortage).  After my late lunch I returned briefly to Chulia Street and then headed off in search of mosques and other photogenic buildings.  But those are for next time…

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