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Travel Photo Thursday — 21/08/14 — Penang’s Ponytail Girl

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Destinations, Featured, Malaysia, Penang, Travel Photo Thursday | 15 comments

Welcome to week 190 of  Travel Photo Thursday. I’m back in Daejeon, bad back and all. Sitting is a bit of a challenge at the moment, and right now I am alternating between cold and heat. Hopefully, this won’t last too long. Penang is an outstanding destination for anyone who likes art. The city has an abundance of wall murals, many of them the creations of professional artists. One of my favorites is what I call “The Ponytail Girl”. I her discovered my last day on the island. Have a look, and see why I like her so much.

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Created by Ernest Zacharevic, the artist credited for bringing mural street art to Penang.

Perfect spot for the Ponytail Girl…

Love, love, love  the contrast of the red bow on her yellow dress.

 

Ponytail Girl Mural, Penang

Ponytail Girl Mural, Penang

 

I love the facial details…

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Her colorful bow really finishes things off…

 

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You can find The Ponytail Girl at the Hin Bus Depot Art Centre, in downtown Georgetown; 31A Jalon Gurdwara. The Gallery is open from noon to 7 pm daily. Admission is FREE.

Do you have a favorite city for street art? Drop it in the comments below.

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Travel Photo Thursday — 08/14/14 — The King of Fruit in Penang

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Destinations, Malaysia, Penang, Travel Photo Thursday | 16 comments

Welcome to week 189 of Travel Photo Thursday. I’m still suffering from a lousy Internet connection. Fingers crossed that this will get posted. Last week I had a durian adventure. Here in Asia durian are known as the “King of Fruit”. In all my years of traveling in the region I have never tried it. Why? Well, some of you might know this, it’s also called “Smelly fruit”. The stuff stinks to high heaven, and it’s not a nice smell. The word that comes to mind is “rank”. Never mind, I decided that I was being silly, and just happened to run into a street cart doing a brisk durian business. Now or never!

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This sign is common in many public buildings in SEA, especially hotels.

 

Durian not allowed

Durian not allowed

With their spiny outer shell, Durians are not that easy to open. First, they have to be cut down the middle with a very sharp knife.

Opening the Durian, Penang

Opening the Durian, Penang

Then, pry apart with your hands. I don’t think that this would be a good job for me!

Opening the durian, Penang

Opening the durian, Penang

The yellow pulpy inside is what people love.

Photo Credit @kimbaskitchen

Photo Credit @kimbaskitchen

The fruit is scooped into a container.

Scooping the durian into a container.

Scooping the durian into a container.

This is my druian purchase. The vendor wanted to sell me a whole one for 70 ringgit. That’s over twenty US dollars! I managed to talk him into selling me a couple of pieces that were sitting in a container to the side. He only charged me 2 ringgit for this amount, and it was plenty. This is a crappy photo, but the other 2 were worse! Instead of a bad hair day, I was having a bad photo day! :) The smell is nasty. Think of something between dirty socks and a sewer. Surprisingly, and thank goodness, the smell dissipates very quickly! the fruit itself is a tad mushy on the outside, and firmer towards the center, with a pleasant mildly sweet taste. I enjoyed every bite, but must say the small amount that I had was just enough, since it is quite rich.

Eating durian in Penang

Eating durian in Penang

I finished my roadside fruit feast with delicious mangosteen. Yummy!

Mangosteen in Penang

Mangosteen in Penang

Have you ever eaten durian or mangosteen? What did you think?

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Travel Photo Thursday — 08/07/14 — Golden Moments at Batu Ferringhi, Penang

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Destinations, Malaysia, Penang, Travel Photo Thursday | 14 comments

Hi everyone, and welcome to week 188 of Travel Photo Thursday. I haven’t been around much in recent weeks The thing is, I did have the best of intentions. It’s been one of those months of what can go wrong will go wrong. The Internet connections here sucks, and for some weird reason my Lightroom program refuses to import my photos. On a grateful note, I do have an Internet connection, and another program for importing photos! I went to the beach this week, and stayed for the glorious sunset. Have a look!

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Nothing like enjoying the feel of the sand under your feet as the sun sets.

 

Sunset walk on Batu Ferringhi Beach, Penang

Sunset walk on Batu Ferringhents

 

Golden moments…

 

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Jet skiing at Batu Ferringhi Beach, Penang, as the sunsets.

Jet skiing at Batu Ferringhi Beach, Penang, as the sunsets.

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Batu Ferringhi Beach, Penang

 

Gliding through the sunset…

 

Gliding through the sunset, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Penang

Gliding through the sunset, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Penang

Soft, white sand, landing…

Paragliding on Batu Ferranghi Beach, Penang

Paragliding on Batu Ferranghi Beach, Penang

Sixty cents and a thirty minute bus ride from Georgetown will set you up for a day at the beach. Pick up either Bus 101 or 102 at Weld Quay or Komtar, and ask the driver to let you off at Batu Ferringhi. Be sure to have the correct change, as the drivers do not. Be prepared for a windy, narrow road, and one that is often marred with traffic jams. Once you’re there you’ll say it was worth the ride!

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