“George Town (less commonly also spelt Georgetown) is the capital of the state of Penang in Malaysia. Named after Britain’s King George III, George Town is located on the north-east corner of Penang Island. The inner city has a population of 720,202 and the metropolitan area known as George Town Conurbation which consists of Penang Island, Seberang Prai, Sungai Petani and Kulim has a combined population of 2,251,042, making it the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia.
Formerly a municipality and then a city in its own right, since 1976 George Town has been part of the Municipality of Penang Island, though the area formerly governed by the City Council of George Town is still commonly referred to as a city. George Town is also known as Tanjung (“The Cape”) in Malay, 乔治市 (Qiáozhì Shì) in Chinese and ஜோர்ஜ் டவுன் (Georgetown) in Tamil. Its Malay name is derived from the older name of the town, Tanjung Penaga (“Cape Penaigre”).
George Town was founded on 11 August 1786 by Captain Francis Light, a trader for the British East India Company, as base for the company in the Malay States. He obtained the island of Penang from the Sultan of Kedah and built Fort Cornwallis on the north-eastern corner of the island”
Last weekend, a bunch of friends decided to meet up and walk around KL streets to get some pictures. It has been a long while since the KL Flickr meet up has happened. A few of us came and we went for a short photo walk. Here are some pics from that day :
I will always love Kuala Lumpur, many say that there is nothing in the city to shoot but I always have new things to take pictures of when I am there. Kuala Lumpur is just perfect to me….
Last Sunday evening was raining like cats and dogs but there were at least 30-odd people who made their way to the heart of KL at Kampung Baru for the Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk which is hosted by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. So, we here from KL FLickr were part of this worldwide photowalk and the main aim of the photowalk is to take pictures of one part of the city in its natural way and also to foster friendship within other photographers but also there is a prize that awaits for the photographers who join the walk. Well, these are my pictures from walk last week :