Pic of the Week: 30 April 2013
by Kay McMahon © 2009
Sacred Heart sign advertising the Lakshmi Video shop in George Town, Penang.
“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!”