Photo log: The three musketeers exploring Penang, Malaysia, 2019

My friends and I decided to head north to Penang from Kuala Lumpur after our final submission because we deserve a hella good break, after 3 years of dedicating our souls to a countless amount of research and writing. I’ll elaborate on the places we’ve visited and hotel that we stayed in another post, so stay tuned (I tend to abuse and overuse this but I promise you this time that my next post will be out very soon)!

So here is a collection of photos that I took with my Lumix GF1, 14-45mm kit lens.

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Nothing beats sipping on cocktails and playing cards with your bestfriend. The table next to us got annoyed because we were laughing WAY too much. I swear, some people don’t know how to enjoy a good night out. :O
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Bringing back the classic cheongsam and family pose in the Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum, Penang.
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And here, you have a modern rendition. One glance and you know they are tourists 😛 (no shade to JP’s straw hat and Gulli’s arm sticker).

Let’s not forget this living room picture from the Baba and Nyonga Heritage Museum

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My house is decorated with similar furniture. Am I a Baba and Nyonya descendant? JENG JENG.

A heritage tour in Penang is not complete without a visit to the Khoo Clan temple/Khoo Kongsi 

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The main entrance to the temple. One thing is for sure, the Khoo clan takes their ancestry very seriously.
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Close-up detail of the roof. Look at the intricacy of the ornaments and carvings. I’m shooketh.
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The inner ceilings and a more detailed shot of the ornaments and interior designs.
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Lanterns decorated the hallways.
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Another perspective.

Did I mention how no travel is perfect if we don’t visit the speakeasy bars 🙂 To both JP and Gulli, thank you for putting so much faith in me and following me to what seem like a shady, dodgy and potential hostage taking places. 

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Shelves of drinks and Chinese wine.
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The vibes.

 And some random finds from our night stroll 

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Oh, and because we’re from the mid to late 90s, we need our daily dose of coffee and Instagram-worthy brunch. Are you even eating if you’re not taking photos for Instagram? (Sarcastic Bin at it again, ohoho)

10/10 for the gram.
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Potatoes and eggs are my staple.

And now, let’s end with some scenic shots with a story to tell on its own. 

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The last drop of golden ray from the sunrise
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Oh wait, one last bonus picture! 

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Do you even love Penang if you don’t take a picture with this? Wait, have you even been to Penang if you don’t take pictures of signs and installations that scream P-E-N-A-N-G???

That’s it for now! I hope you’ve thoroughly enjoyed my photos 🙂

Let me know if you have any suggestions or recommendations on what you’d like to see next time 🙂 Maybe the lives of local, more photos of the nature, ancient architecture, portraits or just anything.

Ps: Let me know which photos are your favourite in the comment <3!

4 thoughts on “Photo log: The three musketeers exploring Penang, Malaysia, 2019”


    Your pictures are beautiful!! I esp love the ones of the temple.
    p.s. I can see you’re experimenting with colours 😉

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    1. I didn’t have that many photos of food in Penang to post 😥 Besides, JP, Gulli and I were just feasting at typical brunch places soooo….I’VE BETRAYED THE PENANG CHAR KUEY TEOW!!!

      Thank youuuuu! Yassss, the temple ones are my favouriteeee tooo because of the vibrant colours. We were there in the afternoon so the natural light was really working in my favour.


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