Visited Kek Lok Si Temple with friends during Chinese New Year. It is renowned for the CNY lanterns decoration at night. As a "former" Penang-lang, I've been there for many times with my family but not on CNY because dad would say it'll be very congested and bla bla. So this year my friend suggested it randomly during gathering when all of us finished eating and squeezing brain juice on where to go LOL since Kulim has nothing (well the most happening place there is McD wth) =D
Kek Lok Si Temple (Temple of Supreme Bliss) is the best known temple in Penang Island as well as in Malaysia. The construction began in 1890 (so it has a long long~ history), inspired by the chief monk of the Goddess of Mercy Temple (I don't know who is that =.= [quoted from Wikipedia]). The most renowned landmarks are the pagoda and enormous statue of Kuan Yin (you can know more from Wikipedia lol).
Sadly I went there after 11pm when it was about to close, therefore I didn't get to the top where the pagoda and Kuan Yin statue located. I just managed to capture few photos due to the congestion, seriously it's like all the cars in Penang were heading to Air Itam =.=" Anyway my skill failed max because this was my first time taking photos at night haha
#1 The view taken from the car park before a long hike to the temple.
#2 Another unclear photo taken when starting the journey to the TOP.
#3 Actually I wanna take a photo of my friend on the staircase but give up due to the crowd.
#4 Happy Chinese New Year! :D My so called best shot LOL
#5 I like the lanterns! Feel like I'm in Taiwan or China or the movie scene in Hayao Miyazaki's film!
#6 One of the temples in the TEMPLE.
#7 Our wishes =D (Since all of us are single, we're literally "forced by one of us" to make the same wish =D)
Wish all of you have a prosperous and awesome 2012 =)