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Street Art in George Town, Penang, includes this mural, titled "Teach You Speak Hokkien"

My original visit to the island-state of Penang, Malaysia, was one of the most culturally rewarding experiences in all of my travels. The architecture in the UNESCO World Heritage capital city...

Front facade of an eclectic Chinese Shophouse in Penang, Malaysia. It exhibits the architectural style preferred by Southern Chinese who were brought to Malaysia to work in George Town and in the tin mines in Perak

Click on title to view photo in large format. Front facade of a Chinese Shophouse in Penang, Malaysia. This is a prime example of the “Southern Chinese Eclectic” architectural style preferred...

Chinese Shophouse Row in Penang, Malaysia, built in the "Early Straits" eclectic style, between 1890'2s and 1910

Click on title to view photo in large format. Chinese Shophouse Row in George Town, on the island of Penang, Malaysia. The “Early Straits” eclectic architectural style of this block of...

Penang, Malaysia was good for me. It was comfortable and familiar, as if I’d been there before, and the island welcomed me with open arms. Initial plans called for me to...