Penang never changes. That's what some family friends from Singapore liked to remark on their annual visits to my home state. That may be true relative to their quick booming, bustling part of the world, especially back in the 1970s -- when it seemed like Singapore was jetsetting into a ultra-modern future and Penang felt mired on the past and relegated to being a stagnant backwater.
And it's also true enough that even today, the urban landscape of George Town, Penang's capital city, is not particularly skyscraper dominated (unlike, say, those of Singapore or Hong Kong) -- and its streets often not that jammed with traffic (despite the complaints one often hears these days of it being so).
However, on a recent return visit to Penang, I found that (even) certain streets within George Town's UNESCO World Heritage-listed sections were sporting a new look from when I had last been there only some two years ago. More specifically, there now is some pretty cool art to be found on the streets -- in the form of murals painted on walls, doors and such, and also the informative iron sculptures installed as part of the government's Marking George Town project.
In all honesty, my street view photos of the metal sculptures cum signs that I've put at the top my entry for Sandi's and Gattina's Photo Hunts this week don't do them much justice since they were taken at a time of the day when they ended up casting substantial shadows on the wall. So if your interest has been piqued and you wish to know what words they sport, among other things, do check out the detailed descriptions that can be found via this link. :)