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Lanterns bring on festive air in Penang


Red lanterns hung across Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling give the area a festive feeling. — Photos: CHIN CHENG YEANG/The Star

Red lanterns hung across Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling give the area a festive feeling. — Photos: CHIN CHENG YEANG/The Star

WITH the Chinese New Year celebration just around the corner, several streets in Penang are now aglow with dazzling red orbs to enhance the festive mood.

A total of 8,000 lanterns were strung across Cannon Street, Armenian Street, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, King Street, Church Street, Bishop Street, Light Street, Beach Street and Weld Quay to symbolise luck and prosperity in the Year of the Dog.

   

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