Penang in 4 Days

I’ve been back and fro to my hometown a few times this year, so here are some shots taken on the Huawei Honor 6 on my latest trip: Locations: Lebuh Melayu, Jalan Pintal Tali, Jalan Penang, Komtar, Macalister Road, Hai Boey Seafood Teluk Kumbar, Hin Bus Depot, Saw Emporium (Norm Cafe), Kimberley Street

Zulin Book Company

This image probably explains my love and fascination for books, and why I’ve always wanted to own a bookstore. In 1962, my grandfather and his younger brother, together with the help of their mother and sisters, ran a shop called Zulin Book Company on Carnarvon Street in Penang. Besides selling notepads and stationeries, they alsoContinue reading “Zulin Book Company”

Vintage postcards of Penang in the 1960s

I recently went on a week long trip to Hong Kong, and during my time at The Peak, I thought about how similar my hometown in Penang was to Hong Kong – what with its furnicular trams, prestigious hillside residences and traces of colonial Britain. Here are some postcards I found at home of PenangContinue reading “Vintage postcards of Penang in the 1960s”

Stories from boy schools

One Wednesday night, I ate dinner with two boys from my hometown. They told me all about the shenanigans of being boys in a certain mixed school, and they included: Borrowing text books from girls of other class and scribbling “I love you” before returning them Stealing text books from other students, erasing their nameContinue reading “Stories from boy schools”