Penang is a city with serious tropical style.
You can see it in the spectacular doorways...
...and the mix of colours and patterns in the tiles, which should clash, but don't.
And in its more distinctive features, like the bamboo curtains that work both as advertisements, and as protection from the equatorial sun.
And most of all, in the colors-- deep pinks, blues, and greens-- the hues so intense that they seem to sizzle in the midday heat.