Stroll in Colonial Georgetown

Trip Start Oct 24, 2011
Trip End Jun 01, 2012

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Well I had a tiring travelling day yesterday, 2 flights firstly a quick flight back to Bangkok and then a connecting flight down to Malaysia to Penang. I visited Kuala Lumpur last year on my way back from Australia and wanted to see more of the country so I scheduled in a couple of quick stops in Penang and Melaka on my way down to Singapore.

I only had the 1 full day in Georgetown so I decided to plan a walk around the colonial part of the city as well as taking in parts of Chinatown and Little India.

Penang has had an interesting history and unlike Kuala Lumpur much of the old colonial buildings still remain, called "The Peal of the orient" it's a charming place and a great place to just walk round and soak up the atmosphere.

My colonial part of my walk took me to Fort Cornwallis which played a big part in shaping the cities early history as well as the grand old buildings of City Hall and Town Hall. I then wandered through the Chinese and Indian parts of the town which was full of fantastic shops and array of food options and had a real atmospheric feel.

One of the great things for me about Malaysia is the food and Penang is the Hawker food capital, in the evening I wandered down to a local food centre where the choice of great dishes was staggering. I decided on Prawn Curry Mee, which is a noodle type broth and an iced Cendal for dessert, all this came to about 2 !.

I enjoyed my day in Penang but it wasn’t long enough and this will be an island I shall defiantly come back to in the future. Travel down to the old Malaysian capital of Melaka tomorrow for a brief stay there before taking the train down to Singapore.
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