Saturday, 21 January 2012

CNY Eve: Georgetown II


Love Lane 

Pulau Pinang Islamic Affairs Department

Shop Rows

Nak berangan jalan kat Afrika Selatan??? Kat sini boleh la feeling-feeling. Itu pun kalau cuaca tidak panas, hahha.

Lim Lean Teng Mansions

Padang Kota Lama

I always confuse this with Padang Kota Tembak, hahaha. In Chinese it's known as Jiu Gwan Zai Jiao. According to what I read at the heritage trail there, it says that Penang Chinese young girls would throw kam which is a kind of tangerine into the sea in an occasion at the 15th night of the Chinese New Year. They call it as Chap Goh Meh in Fujianese. Mum could speak in Fujianese, how many times I've been taught to speak in it but I still pronounce things wrongly so everybody gave up to teach it even when I ask them, hahahaa. I just know few short sentence like: wa ai kee Kayang - I want to go to Kangar, wa bo ai chiak pen - I don't want to eat rice, go pwat - fifty cent... ahahha. It's safe to use Mandarin when conversing with people around and I don't feel comfortable speaking in Malay or English with fellow Chinese though I am fluent in both languages. Just feel like banana and sometimes I am also having difficulties with Chinese speakers because of dialectical problem, lol.

Old Protestant Cemetary

This place is a cemetery of Europeans during East Indies Companies building up settlements in Pulau Pinang (Penang). There is also the cemetery of Francis Light, the person who dealt with our Sultan with treaties to protect each other and this island became a separate entity from our sultanate : ) 

Don't glance too long at the name at the tombstone. It's not good for memorization.


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