Thursday, 22 September 2011

A fun walk along heritage buildings

Me and my family took part again in starwalk for this year, and I dragged Min Fei along. Unlike last year, this time, we brought along a DLSR (carried by Min Fei all the time) and managed to capture some nice shots during the walk. The route was also different from the last few years as we get to walk through Georgetown and pass by some of the heritage buildings in Penang. It was really exciting for us as we get to see some of the famous heritage landmarks in Georgetown. Thanks to the organiser, this year participants were having a great time engaging in this fun-filled family sporting activity while having the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of Penang as a heritage city by WALKING :D

Our not-so-sleepy look :P
Gonna start walking soon :)
it was a little bit cloudy when we started off the walk
Hey, that's dad's favourite bakery where he gets his roti bengkali from almost every Sunday after dinner, at Transfer Road
walk walk walk
Shih Chung old school
So dilapidated
I heard it's haunted : S

Along Lebuh Farquhar - oops, whose face is that? so 'beh syeok' de... ^^
At the front of E&O Hotel
Spotted a kid on her cool skooter

Penang Supreme Court Building looks majestic

The road was already opened for traffic, how come?
Each of us actually got a small booklet with 6 heritage buildings on each page. We were supposed to carry it along our walk and get a stamp on each picture of the heritage building as we reached different station. At the end of the day, participants with the complete stamps were entitled to a lucky draw at Penang Time Square. Interesting kan? However, I found it time consuming as we need to queue up at those stations in order to get the stamps.

There was also a photo contest, where participants were requested to capture happy moments during the heritage building tour. I am thinking of sending in my entry form :D hehe..

Heritage Building No. 1: City Hall

a nice scenery with sun reflection :)
Oh no.. sun has come up >.<|||

Heritage Building No. 2: Fort Cornwallis

Fort Cornwallis
Leaning tower of Penang? 0.0
Heritage Building No. 3: St. George's Church

When we saw this, we knew that the free drink distribution stall is not far.
In fact, it was just right in front of us

I felt like pouring the drink into my mouth instead of sipping it gently.
Gosh, I was mad thirsty. 

People enjoying the drinks while taking a break

Heritage Building No. 4: Goddes of Mercy Temple

Heritage Building No. 5: Sri Mahamariamman Temple

Have you tried this "nasi beratur" which is very famous during the night?
You really have to queue for it, no kidding.

Yu Yan Sang building at Chulia Street

Heritage Building No. 6: Kapitan Keling Mosque

Gosh, I'm tired, my feet are tired. 

Some quaint shops along the heritage trail
There were so many of such buildings can be seen along the way
You should notice this building if you are familiar with the roads in Georgetown

In front of a shop selling praying items

Famous teochew porridge - Squat and Eat
Let me know if you have ever try it


At the finishing point


Ben said...

Well done Ying Ying for the memorable coverage! I like all those awesome pics ... I think the event may be even more memorable should it pairs with green stamp for everyone not to pollute the beautiful Penang streets with their empty cups ;)

CleverMunkey ® said...

a good walk with awesome sight seeing... :D

Peace Out!
The CleverMunkey

lingching said...

Wao~ Great walk experience!! This year have a lot of things to see along the walk compare with last year Star walk. (^^)

eugene said...

Man,, it looks loads of fun to me,, that Star Walk,, may be next,will get my whole family involve ,,,

thanks for sharing

Hayley said...

Very healthy!

You were tired but still managed to snap so many photos along the way... Bravo!

Bananazஇ said...

That was great fun 2 in 1. Snapping pixz at the Walk. Obviously if asked to snap the pixz on a normal day to walk the distance the answer ~ 'NO WAY' right?. Nice to see those old heritage buildings and the one that Bananaz liked most is the squat and eat which my late Papa used to eat there. My Aussie friend came for a visit long time ago and we went clicking and not sure he has taken this shot. Seeking your permission to download this photo? tQ.

Bananazஇ said...

Oh nice giraffes over the other side of Butterworth against the reflection of the sun upon sea is lovely.

Ying Ying Dai Tao Har said...

Ben, thanks. still need to improve on the photography skills (ehem, photographer take note on this! :P) ppl just threw away their cups after drinking including myself because there were no proper trash containers set up for the walkers :O good thing is that on this special occasion we were "allowed" to do so as the authority has arranged the cleaning up along the road >.<

CleverMunkey ®, it was really fun to join Starwalk this year :)
thanks for visiting my blog by the way :)

Ying Ying Dai Tao Har said...

lingching, yeah, this year we had so much fun during the walk. btw, it's 6km instead of the usual 10km we had previously.

eugene, you didn't go? Bring your lovely wife and sons to join next year ya. c u next year!!! =)

Hayley, haha.. i pose saje. got "helper" to snap photo :P

Shanda said...

Thank you so much for sharing all these photos. I have never visited your part of the world so loved seeing all the sights.

Daniel Chiam said...

I feel like I just finishing touring the whole city of Penang! Hahaha what a great event! I hope I'll be able to join such event also and spam my post with pictures! haha

Ps: you're looking good!

Ying Ying Dai Tao Har said...

Bananazஇ no worries. go ahead and grab the pix. this pic must be very nostalgic to u.

u r right, we wont be there snapping all these photos if it weren't for Starwalk. :D

Bananazஇ said...

tQ downloaded. Yeah lah why Eugene & wifey didn't join Starwalk? Prefer walk under the moon? haha.

johnnie lim said...

it's good to have family outting like this. sure looks like fun.

Quay Po Cooks said...

Thanks for the nice tour down memory lane. thanks for sharing those lovely photos.

Ying Ying Dai Tao Har said...

johnnie lim, yes, it is fun also to see old and young ppl walking together :)

Shanda, Penang is a beautiful island blessed with good food and great people. you should come explore it yourself someday :)

Daniel Chiam, well, i din spam my post, i beautified it with photos! lol

Quay Po Cooks, thanks for visiting my blog. I'm quite new to blogging cuz only started in last March :)

ChrisAu said...

That's really fun! How great there's one here in jb!

Ying Ying Dai Tao Har said...

ChrisAu, ya hor.. how come they dun have starwalk in other places? so far i only heard it in ipoh and penang.