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Pic of the Week: 30 April 2013

Sign advertising the Lakshmi video shop in Penang, with a rather incongruous Sacred Heart Jesus

by Kay McMahon © 2009

Sacred Heart sign advertising the Lakshmi Video shop in George Town, Penang.

Kay adds:

“This sign somehow seems to sum up Penang’s ethnic diversity very well. You’ve got a Christian iconic figure, rather bizarrely advertising a shop named after the Hindu goddess of prosperity, in a largely Chinese city in an Islamic state. Confusing, but Penang’s people seem to rub along together well enough most of the time.

“Anyone who’s a Father Ted fan will know where I got the title from!”

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