Vintage streets of Penang {portraiture}

On the last week of 2016, I visited penang, a northern state and island in Malaysia. Penang have a heritage site recognised by UNESCO for maintaining its vintage streets and architectural aesthetics.

My first stop was Lebuh melayu where I rented a room via airbnb. Two of my model friends visited me and I took the opportunity to do some albums.

Eilein @ Sekeping Pinang – fuji400pro, olympus 35uc

The street outside here looks like it’s stuck in the 1940s. Some shops have been converted to lodging and  cafes while the corner shops are hosting hawkers like stalls. These hawker like stalls are infamous for its local dishes.

Old stool – canon 35 1.4 L

Canon 35 1.4 L


If you travel to Malaysia, you have to visit Penang.  Rooms here cost a mere usd $50 per night , complete with breakfast. I wouldn’t mind the breakfast though, the food at the streets and cafe are so much better.

Elaine – canon 35 1.4 L


Just another 12 km away from the city you will reach Batu feringgi, a stretch of beaches for those beach lovers . I visited that part for some shots but in this piece I will just share images done at the street .

I took both a film camera and my canon digital with me . My pretty friends actually prefers digital since the results would be fast but nowadays film development in Malaysia won’t take more than 2 days.

Vintage streets – canon 35 1.4 L

Poses as a tourist – canon 35 1.4 L


There are plenty of specialise cafes as well, from ice cream centric ones to those offering own cakes. 

So walking in the humid and hot tropical streets here I have to occasionally stop by a cafe or two just to escape the heat and chat with my friends . 

Eilein – fuji400pro olympus 35uc

Eilein – fuji400pro olympus 35uc


I hope you enjoyed these images and visit Penang one of these days. 

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