Georgetown, Penang

“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”

Excerpt taken from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Town,_Penang

The inner city of George Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Here are some pictures I took over the past few months.

Georgetown, Penang

Georgetown, Penang

Georgetown, Penang

Georgetown, Penang

Georgetown, Penang

Georgetown, Penang

Georgetown, Penang

Georgetown, Penang

~later days~

Penang Escapade- Part 2

Well, these the pictures from Penang I took when I was there the previous weekend. Hope you all like them and do leave comments yea :

Roti Bakar Man

Blue Wall

Nasi Kandar

Birds at Guan Yin Temple

The rooftop

Devotion

Kitty

Well, there is another few pictures, and I will post em soon yea….

My Penang Escapade- Episode 1

Yes, its been almost over a week since I wrote something and my liberalism post was not that happening I guess…hehehe, anyway I was away in one of the best states in Malaysia which is Pulau Pinang or Penang. Well, I went there with a very good friend and also met some of my friends in Penang…Well as usual my blog is full of pictures thus is the 1st batch of pictures that I took at the Batu Feringghi, Spice Garden. Enjoy :

Water Lily

Flame of the Forest

Fern

Red Dragonfly

Frog

Feringghi Jump

Well, more soon ~

~Later Days~