Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Heritage and chess together in Penang
Methinks, this is just about the coolest chess backdrop that I've seen in a long while. The first time that I noticed it was before I walked into the tournament hall yesterday and I went, "wow." And why not?
That girl in the centre of the picture can rival the Ernest Zacharevic street art paintings in George Town anytime. It projected the right image for the tournament. Plus, the Queen Victoria memorial clock tower, the Customs building and former railway clock tower, City Hall and Penang trishaws are some of the iconic attractions that point towards the cultural heritage that visitors can see for themselves everywhere.