I visited the well known St. Anne’s Church in Bukit Mertajam, Penang during the holidays we had last month. It was a beautiful church with antiques and mould of some scenes from the bible.
St. Anne church is famous in Bukit Mertajam. Simple ask anyone in Penang or around Penang, they can guide you to the place. If you do a search in Google, you can find the map of the place and also Wikipedia writes up about St Anne Church.
According to the history written on the website of the church,
It was at Batu Kawan, as early as 1833 that Catholics first originated in Province Wellesley. They were mainly Chinese and Indian. It was from here that the Catholics gradually moved to Permatang Tinggi, Macang Bubok and Bukit Mertajam. By 1840, the Chinese Catholics started settling down at the Bukit Mertajam foothill. More info here
Personally, I like the surrounding of the church.. Fresh air, quiet, clean and big compound. Some of the building structure are based on English style. When we went into the church as shown above, some of the church members were praying there quietly, talking to God I believe. Of course, I did not manage to grab any photos inside because it was too quiet, and I dare not snap the camera.
This is the big church on the right, while the statue on the left + center is the statue of Jesus Christ, standing on the waterfall. Looks like Jesus Christ is the living water.
On top of the big stone, this is where the Catholic pray and have candles on the metal. Famous when people from all around the world gathers @ St. Anne church, especially during the Easter Day.
I call this “The Path To The Cross” where it shows you 3 cross and I took it on the floor. It’s telling you that it’s the place for the path to the cross lor… Yup, I’ve done some post processing on the photo to have a better feel, else it will be very plain.
This is where I took the corridor of one of the building. Love the feel as I was standing there to look for a place to shoot with shadow, showing the details and showing the entire corridor. Tell me if you like it
On the way to the hill top building, snap this to show you guys that the path is always tough to reach your destinations. You got to turn left & right to reach the destination, as shown above
…Next Up… Dinner @ Tao Cuisine… Famous in Penang + Bukit Mertajam…. Stay Tuned!!