One temple, many faiths

Penang's iconic Kuan Yin Temple is one of the oldest Chinese temples on the island, established by the first permanent Chinese settlers sometime in the early 19th century. It's one of those places that's all too easy to miss, especially if you're whizzing down Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (or Pitt Street to the locals). The crowds of worshippers, the smoke and pigeons give the place its own unmistakable ambience.



Related Articles

PHOTO ESSAY
Aug 2017

A Portrait of Change: Bayan Lepas

A visual account of everyday life in and around Bayan Lepas.

PHOTO ESSAY
Jun 2017

The Rotiman Rides On – Perhaps into the Sunset

The once ubiquitous rotiman plies a trade that becomes increasingly difficult – and expensive – to carry on.

PHOTO ESSAY
Mar 2015

Chowrasta,after the market closes

What does a busy market in the heart of George Town look like after the hustle and bustle have died down? Photographer Azri Zainul discovers.