Images of Penang takes you on a tour along the colourful streets, through the gilded gateways — and to the heart of this beautiful UNESCO World heritage city.
From the colonial glamour of the Eastern & Oriental Hotel to the sandy beaches of Batu Ferringhi. From the bustle of its shophouses, tradesmen and hawkers to the serenity of its temples, churches and shrines. From The customs and art of the Straits Chinese community to the hippest cafes and street murals. Penang is a fascinating mix of East and west, past and present, tradition and modernity.
- Over 200 stunning photographs of the island‘s myriad facets
- A perfect souvenir for travellers and visitors
- 4 bonus postcards
If there’s a better microcosm of the exotic east than Penang, we’ve yet to find it. Located at the intersection of Asia’s great kingdoms and Europe’s powerful colonial empires, Penang has long served as the link between Asia’s two halves and an important outlet to the markets of Europe and the Middle East.
This is one of Malaysia’s most diverse, cosmopolitan and exciting cultures. It culminates in George Town, Penang Island’s main city and an urban centre that delivers old-world Asia in spades; think trishaws pedalling past watermarked Chinese shophouses and blue joss smoke perfuming the air.
Yet it would be a shame to neglect the rest of the island’s tropical abundance, its palm-fringed beaches and fishing villages, its mountainous jungle and farms growing exotic produce such as nutmeg and durian. ― Lonely Planet
About the photographer: Born and raised in Penang, Alvin Loh graduated from The Temasek Polytechnic School of Design, Singapore. He founded Moriah Studio, based in Singapore, in 2014. As its principal photographer, he continues to pursue his passion in photography, specialising in weddings and documentaries.