This is Straits Quay, Penang!
When I first arrived, the first thought that popped into my mind was, "Oh, how quaint! The stores are designed in such a way that you feel as if you are back in the past, where everyone took life easy (compared to the busy life we each led today), basically a place for one to clear one's mind."
There's a housing estate nearby. Guess how much do one of those houses cost?A bombshell! The cheapest house in not even the range of hundred thousands, but over a million dollars! Crazy? I think so. It's reclaimed land fyi!
Oh well, I guess people these days are willing to pay for comfort.
What happened to the olden days, where life wasn't full so activities from day to night? People weren't so money-minded then. These days, people take life far too seriously. The things we invent are making us slaves to it.