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This morning we toured a number of the main historical sites of Georgetown and the surrounding areas on Penang. We first travelled to Fort Cornwallis, the initial site of European colonization and control of the island. After this we travelled to the Clan Jetties. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is a family village essentially built on stilts (and paint buckets filled with ...
... ornamentation for the New Year, including mounds of fresh fruit and flower offerings at the altars, was pretty remarkable. There was so much incense burning that any asthmatics within five miles were probably having apoplectic fits.
After taking in as much temple grandeur as possible we headed to a well-known local eating establishment, aptly named China House, for one of their famed desserts. They had cakes and tortes and pies galore, chocolate and cream ...
... and we were quick to buy one. We left the jetty with our fourth piece of artwork from this trip, despite the fact that we have no walls on which to hang them. The atmosphere was excited and expectant, and at midnight, with the long road which runs alongside the quay full to bursting with revellers from near and afar, the fireworks started, from all angles. There was nothing official about it. Every man and his child was setting them off, the sky was awash with colour, ...
... br> We bid farewell and stop at the little local shopping centre called Gamma, its on the way back to our hotel.
Looks very local and cheap but isnt so cheap.
Still i manage to buy a pair of shoes for $17 aust and daughter manages to buy 2 shoes and 3 pieces of sports clothing.
Husband goes on to the free wifi whilst waiting for us, he has worked out how to connect now :)
We walk the few minutes back to hotel and pass the Pragin mall and 1st avenue shopping centre ...
... of the largest reclining Buddhas in the world. Her toenails were painted a beautiful color. After this I headed up the coast towards one of the beaches with a view of staying there for one night. On arrival I realized that the tsunami/recession had hit this area hard- about 2/3 of the buildings were shut/derelict so another night in Georgetown it would be. After a few hours on the beach I headed further up the coast to the Spice Garden. For someone that is not particularly ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Continental Pulau Penang
It was the place that me and my family used to stay at every month. And here I come back! Nothing change in the hotel but the memories of the hotel will always remain in my mind! Closed by to food and attraction. But quite far from beach but it is in the center of shopping!
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