In the still of the night


THE Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway stretch near Penang Bridge in George Town, Penang, is void of traffic on the first night of the lockdown on June 1.

The bustling city turns into a ghost town nightly as Penangites abide by the Government’s ruling to stay home after 8pm to stem the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Popular promenades — Gurney Drive and Karpal Singh Drive — which are usually packed with people, are quiet and peaceful.

The touristy Penang Road, which is famous for its 24-hour street food and nasi kandar, is also missing the crowds.

The iconic Komtar tower, which is lighted red, serves as a reminder that Penang is still in the Covid-19 red zone.

Major buildings at the heritage enclave remain lighted, but with no people around.

The Star’s lensmen CHAN BOON KAI and LIM BENG TATT took to the streets to capture these rare shots.

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