The Brooklyn of Penang – Seven Streets Precinct / South George Town
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Below the UNESCO World Heritage area of Georgetown is the neighbourhood of the Seven Streets Precinct. With grungy buildings, cafes in old warehouses, and an arts district being planned, this area could become known as “The Brooklyn of Penang”.
“Woodstock arrived in Malaysia 3 years after the passing of Jimi Hendrix, and although it was not branded as a Woodstock-inspired festival, Camp Semangat certainly turned out to be like one.”
You see this haircut everywhere in Iraq’s capital: a flashy, ostentatious rejection of the long years of sanctions and war
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“Grad student Martin Jan Månsson has created this incredibly detailed map of trade route networks in Europe, Asia, and Africa in the 11th and 12th centuries.”
Sunset in Georgetown, Penang.