For my first walkabout few months ago kindly proceed HERE
GEORGE TOWN, PENANG.
Since being included into the UNESCO World Heritage Site http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1223 on 7th July 2008, Penang has seen rapid development, especially in the island part. This is due to the fact that the island was always a major tourist attraction and a good investment area for the rich.
But for me, I think the development rate is probably too fast and some are saying that the locals are feeling difficult to keep up with the pace and soon they will be pushed out of it altogether. I hope the authorities will think deep and hard about this, and better to find the balance between development (generating income) and keeping the good life of the local people they’ve enjoyed all this while. Maybe Penang doesn’t need capitalist based development like KL and Selangor, but instead a more low pace self sustain living environment without abandoning technology and intellectual capacity of its people.
Anyway, this was my second George Town walkabout during a hot Sunday evening along the narrow road and countless coffee shops. This will not be my last…
Photography by Ridhuan Abu Bakar
Canon 5D Mark II body
17-40mm f4 L Lens
50mm f1.8 Lens