BY CK Lam
Canon Singapore recently organized a Photography & Food Hunting Trip to Penang. The group headed by Canon’s Jino Lee, comprises of seasoned photographers and bloggers including Singapore leading food blogger, Dr Leslie Tay of ieatishootipost.
The first stop was the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and the spectacular Dharmikarama Burmese Templein at Lorong Burma, Pulau Tikus. The enthusiastic photographers immediately took out their “heavy equipments” and started snapping away.
The group then proceed to the enclave of Armenian Street and Khoo Kongsi to witness the Penang Chinese New Year Culture and Heritage Celebration. Among the performances were culture exhibition, lion dance and Chinese traditional drum.
From Armenian Street, the group went on to explore the Kek Lok Si Temple in Ayer Itam. The temple was beautifully lighted up with lanterns for the Chinese New Year.
Another famous landmark that we went to was Penang Hill – which is around 800m above sea level. We went up the hill by the funicular railway.
Everyone were busy capturing the picturesque view of the island and the beautiful flora and fauna of the hill. The view of George Town was a bit hazy on that day but the weather was relatively cool, making it a very enjoyable trip.
During the night, everyone gathered at the Penang Jetty to watch the “pie tee kong” celebration. It is an art wonder, watching those amazing curvatures on the colorful giant joss sticks.
Besides sight seeing, the group also went around town trying out the hawker food which I will be blogging in my next few post.