A Nostalgic Journey
Be prepared to embark on a nostalgic journey through these uniquely Penang icons — the ferry and the trishaw. In collaboration with Penang-born artist Lefty Julian, George Town Festival is releasing two notebooks featuring a ferry and a trishaw, respectively, in 2021. Join us in taking a walk down memory lane while jotting your way through these exquisite notebooks that can be found nowhere else.
The 126-year-old Penang ferry service, the oldest in the country, ceased operations on December 31, 2020. However, it remains a fond memory in the hearts of many Penangites.
The Penang trishaw, another historical icon, is one of the oldest modes of transportation in Penang. It is now the state’s living heritage.
About Lefty Julian
Penang is a source of endless inspiration for many artists, and one of them is Lefty Julian! This Penang-born artist is known for his Penang’s culture and heritage-themed creations, for example, the popular Marking George Town steel rod sculpture series, Pulau Tikus Community Stories bus stop graphic art series, and Butterworth Heritage Interpretation panel series! He is also a comic book artist with more than 25 years of experience in the industry. He was the senior art director of Gempakstarz, editor-in-chief of Left Pocket Creatives (Shanghai) and The One Academy Penang’s part-time lecturer and course planner.