An awesome time hosting our guests from UK – Colin and Julie – for 3 days during their stay in Penang.
Some highlights from hosting our guests from Thailand….food and culture experience on Penang.
We had a wonderful time hosting our guests on 14 December 2018 from Ballarat, Australia on a foodie night trail.
One of the most beautiful and peaceful Buddhist temple in Penang. Inside the vast temple ground is an oasis of carefully manicured gardens, water features and fish ponds with mythical statues, guilded gold stupas, an ancient well and Buddha images.
Dhammikarama is a Burmese temple and the oldest Buddhist temple in Penang. Built in 1803, the land was purchased by Nonya Betong for $390 spanish dollar from George Layton, and donated to the temple.
Chaiya Mangalaram is a Thai buddhist temple, built in 1845, on a land granted by the East India Company on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Victoria to the Siamese community. The land was presented by the then Governor of the Straits Settlement, William John Butterworth, to four female Siamese trustees. Since then, the land has remained in trust to this present day.
The Hin Bus Depot site is located outside the UNESCO heritage zones, but that doesn’t make it any less important. The building was built in 1947 in an art deco-style as a centralised repair, maintenance and storage site for the Hin Bus Company.