FuFu Travel - Georgetown, Penang
10th - 14th June 2009 + Lap Five +
Apam Balik (the pancake originally from Nusantara).
Penang Hokkien Mee (or the prawn noodle).
So after the breakfast with Akira, i was brought to Fort Cornwallis. The must-not-missed tourist attraction recommended by him. Admission fee is RM3 per person.
The entrance of Fort Cornwallis.
The statue of Francis Light.
Fort Cornwallis is situated at the spot where Captain Francis Light was supposed to have first landed in 1786. Originally a wooden structure, the fort was rebuilt between 1808 and 1810 with convict labour. It was designed to protect the harbour from possible French attacks.
The harbour light house.
The cannons still protecting the fort.
It's the biggest well preserved fort in Malaysia.
The magazine in Fort Cornwallis.
The Sri Rampai Cannon.
Today, much of the old fort remains, it's still guarded by old cannons, which were retrieved by the British from pirates. The most famous cannon is Sri Rambai, local beliefs have it that childless women can become fertile by placing flowers in the barrel of the cannon and offering special prayers.
Horse found at the compound of Fort Cornwallis
The site where Captain Francis Light raised the first Union Jack.
Historical facts, artifact and conservation efforts are displaying here.
The portrait of Francis Light.
The cloctower and State Assembly buildings from the ramparts.
You would see this if you go to the washroom.
From the Esplanade, you could see Weld Quay.
The Queen Victoria Clocktower, built in 1897.
State Assemble buildings, formerly police court.
The tour of the colonial heritage walk makes it a pleasant introduction of Georgetown starting from the Fort Cornwallis. I then continued my walking to the clock tower, both significant colonial buildings Town Hall and City Hall before i headed back to Campbell Street and Little India. I know this is a boring colonial walk but wish you guys still bear with me.
The City Hall of Penang, a well preserved colonial building.
The Penang Town Hall, completed in 1883.
One of the most important buildings of the British administration.
The Supreme Court of Penang.
The Supreme Court buildings painted in white. So gorgeous!
Church of the Assumption - elevated to a Cathedral in 1955.
St. George's Church - the first Anglican church in Southeast Asia.
The Chinese Chamber of Commerce, nice prewar building.
Trishaws with tourists in front of Penang State Museum.
You can basically see trishaws every corner in the downtown.
Jinrikisha in Japanese and beca in Malay. Wow, first class!
Lebuh King will bring you to Little India.
It's lined with Indian shops selling sarees and Punjabi suits.
Spices and condiments, Bollywood music and movie, etc.
Also the Indian flower garlands.
Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the Indian here.
Wow, FuFu's favourite - the prewar buildings. =p
Wait, FuFu saw bean curd selling beside the road!
How could FuFu dare to miss his favourite bean curd? Only RM1.
Komtar is the famous landmark and dominating Penang's skyline.
Again, FuFu was late for the Campbell Street morning market!
FuFu helped his mother selling vegetable since he was a kids.
Away from the glamour of the shopping malls, Campbell Street sits pretty with its old world charm offering an array of goods. You can shop, sit at one of those quaint tea shops or just stroll around experiencing the typical scene of a Penang market street.
FuFu suggests better don't let the cars drive in and park there.
So tourists can enjoy strolling this unique market street.
Not here, FuFu next target was Pinang Peranakan Mansion.