Tuesday, December 9, 2014

George Town, Penang, Malaysia

George Town, Penang, is the oldest British settlement in Malaysia and there are still many beautiful colonial style buildings such as Town Hall-


The Supreme Court-


And others-


The Victoria Memorial Clock Tower is 60 feet tall because Queen Victoria reigned for 60 years.  On top is a Moorish dome.  It was built in 1897.


Fort Cornwallis is where Captain Francis Light arrived in 1786.  The walls are all that remain today.  Inside is now a park-



St. George's church is the oldest Anglican church in south-east Asia-


There is a lot of street art that started with the George Town festival in 2012.  This is Kids on Bicycle-


Old Motorcycle-


Bruce Lee-


Love me like your fortune cat-


Skippy







There are also quite a few metal structures.  Kapitan Chung Keng Kwee donated his house for vehicular access- 


This is Nasi Kander who came from Tamil.  He's seen here selling curry and rice, using an akandar (the wooden stick)-


The first Kapitan Keling Mosque was built in 1798.  This one was finished in the 1930s-



There was lots to see here and it was all centered around our hotel.  Tomorrow we're off to KL!





















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