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Take a Look at These Nostalgic Black and White Photos of Old Penang

It is true when they say Penangites are proud of their own hometown. To many, Penang is more than just an island, it’s a home full of culture and heritage that no other place offers. Also known as the Pearl of the Orient, how did the island looked like back in the days? Walk down the memory lane with these series of old photos of Penang that are in black and white.

Walk Down The Memory Lane With These Nostalgic Black & White Photos of The Old Penang:

Photo: Om Prakash (Facebook)
Photo: Om Prakash (Facebook)

 

We’re sure many of us Penangites might have heard how our parents or grandparents described the island back in their days. For the younger generations, it might have been hard to picture it. These old black and white photos of Penang that we found on the Internet is will help turn those blurry imaginations into vivid pieces.

Photo: Om Prakash (Facebook)
Photo: Om Prakash (Facebook)

 

 

These photos date back to as early as 1920s, as you can see trolleybus in it. Trolleybus was first introduced in Penang in 1925. The road running along the tramlines is encased not in normal asphalt but solid concrete.

Photo: Om Prakash (Facebook)
Photo: Om Prakash (Facebook)

The day-to-day life of locals were captured, like chilling by the fresh milk store, how they run their business in a pushcart or by the road, and more. Today, you can still find some of the shophouses showed in the photos, scattered around Georgetown.

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Photo: Om Prakash (Facebook)
Photo: Om Prakash (Facebook)

People back in the days seemed so casual and carefree, especially on the streets, and you can still see trishaws as their mode of transportation.

Photo: Om Prakash (Facebook)
Photo: Om Prakash (Facebook)

Foodies, can you locate these places just by looking at the photos and how old were you? The nostalgia of these photos, they preserve the important histories of Penang. Don’t forget to share these photos to your friends and let us know in the comments what are your thoughts. That’s all, stay safe and buh bye!

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