Over the course of the long weekend (2nd to 5th November 2013) we had a few sessions wandering George Town, Penang and taking in the heritage architecture and other sites.
A real treat was running into Mr Lee, the last known producer of man-made sandalwood joss stick in Penang. You can find him on Lorong Muda. He learnt the trade from nobody, and he can’t pass it down to anybody. When his time comes, so is the trade, skills and technique. The other highlight is that the sandalwood is from Australia!!!
Penang and George Town is somewhat famous for street art and there are walking tours that you can do. We didn’t do any specific tour this time and so the following are just a few examples that we ran into during our wanderings.