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kayes



Registered: July 2008
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· Date: November 1, 2010 · Views: 18783 ·
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hypy

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 49
November 3, 2010 1:04am

this lil car sure lives up to its name- Smart it is & gets to park strategically in front of all the prominent places Smile
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,548
November 3, 2010 5:02am

hello hypy, there have been complaints that almost all my photos show no traffic in Penang and visitors wonder whether cars and all other traffic have been banned from the inner city. As such I decided to put a little car in my current pics Smile


How is your photography getting on? If you have pics of Penang that you would like to post here, send them to me and I will upload them for you.
Orange

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 507
November 3, 2010 2:56pm

The Chinese character on the front of this building (just below the roof) means Double Happiness.


Double happiness and Smart for Two(double) ..... Thumbs Up!


The Chinese character for Double Happiness is often written on a red piece of paper or in a red paper cut and to be pasted on walls, wedding car's windscreen and bridal chamber during wedding. It's very unique to see this auspicious Chinese character engraved or fixed on the front of the building - this Hong Leong Bank must be very auspicious!


This Smart for Two(double) is parked right under the auspicious Double Happiness. So, it's double happiness all the way for this Smart for Two(double)!! Thumbs Up! Thumbs Up!
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,548
November 4, 2010 6:37am

This building was first used as a bank by First National City Bank (now Citibank) in the early 70s. FNCB occupied the front portion while the back part was rented out to a couple of companies, one of which was Woodstock Sdn Berhad which was owned by two Ipoh people, Tommy Lim and Chan Leong Hee. Woodstock was the pioneer of prefabricated houses, a lot of which were shipped to the Seychelles. Tommy had a Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV as well as a Datsun 240Z and Leong Hee had a BMW 3.0CSi. One of the bank's officers had a Alfa Romeo 1750GTV. So the car park was quite an interesting place to view some sports cars Smile And when the Penang Circuit Races were still being held, the racing cars flew past this heritage building which was an interesting scene.
Orange

Registered: December 2009
Posts: 507
November 4, 2010 6:30pm

Hi Kayes,


Usually business during with construction is very particular about Feng Sui. By judging at those exotic cars, this building must be very auspicious.
hypy

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 49
November 20, 2010 4:22am

Hello Kayes, I've taken up your kind invitation & emailed 2 snapshots taken during my Sep 2009 trip to the Pearl of the Orient. I do hope that they are worthy of uploading here as my "late-in-life" attempt at photography is best described as "öne step forward & two steps back". BTW, I am not talking about dancing....:)
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 3,548
November 20, 2010 8:38am

hello Hypy, I have not received the pics. Can you please email them to kayes777@gmail.com as well as kayes@streamyx.com? Looking forward to view your good work Smile Each pic should not be more than 900 pixels wide and preferably exactly 900 pixels wide.



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