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Georgetown - Penang

After more than two weeks doing nothing we were ready to move on.

A short taxi ride down to Bridgetown and we arrived at our colonial hotel '1926' to start our tour of peninsular Malaysia.

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Georgetown is the second largest city in Malaysia and the capital of Penang. The city is a disappointing collection of run-down old colonial property large shopping malls an some very modern high-rise offices, apartments and hotels

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Chew Jetty

A Chinese fishing community

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Kairen enjoys green pea porridge in 'Little India'

 

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Bracelets

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The strong Indian community

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Evening meal was at one of the many hawkers markets

 

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Batik Factory

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Drawing the pattern in wax prior to dyeing

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stamping a pattern in wax

 

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the wax stamp

 

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speedometer and crash helmet

 

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A typical Malay house

 

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The funicular railway up Penang Hill

 

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Kek Lok Si Temple

The largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia.  Construction started in 1890 and it took 20 years to complete.

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This massive statue till has a roof to be added onto 16 columns which will make the whole structure stand 200' high

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The decorated sections of the columns waiting to be erected

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Cameron Highlands

Time to leave our hotel

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