View of Straits Quay, Penang

I know this photo looks rather fake and “dramatised”, but really the scene did look rather like this. Penang is a curious place. Despite being a small island off the Malaysian peninsula, the weather could vary widely, even if you were only a couple of miles away. Here you can see a tropical storm brewing,Continue reading “View of Straits Quay, Penang”

Across the Strait, Malaysia

Another seascape! Once upon a time, Penang was a hub beween the UK and Hong Kong. During the war, various battles were fought in the Straits of Malacca and later it was a submarine base for the Japanese. These days, the harbour mostly handles cruiseships and ferries carrying holidaymakers to Langkawi (which I will probablyContinue reading “Across the Strait, Malaysia”

Looking Towards Georgetown, Malaysia

Sometimes, when you take a picture you are recording history without knowing it. In this case, the seafront by Gurney Drive has been drained for development. When I first came to Penang, walking along Gurney Drive into Georgetown was a favourite Saturday morning thing to do. Early on, it was cool and quiet and IContinue reading “Looking Towards Georgetown, Malaysia”

Georgetown, Penang

I always try to keep a camera with me, so that I can take pictures of things I see everyday. In this case, I was riding the bus into town, when a man sat down infront of me. And he held onto the seat handle in an unusual way, which made me notice his hand.Continue reading “Georgetown, Penang”

Street Trader, Georgetown

I used to live in Penang. Street traders are a feature of life there, selling sweets and snacks from the back of a motorcycle. I am told the Roti Man delicacy is an ice-cream sandwich. I wish I had tried it. Technical Details Canon EOS 650D and 24mm STM lens. A really good combination forContinue reading “Street Trader, Georgetown”