Friday, August 29, 2008
Oldest mosque in Penang
Hindu Temple in Georgetown
Some colonial building.
Leigh at GeorgeTown seafront
Last night we hit the food stalls and hawkers again. We had a great feed of satay, black pepper prawns and murtabak. This was an expensive meal for us $22, not counting a beer or two. The food is outstanding.
We then went a bit berserk buying a few more clothes things such as Tshirts for a few people etc. The copy brands here are awesome, but some people are a bit taken in. I saw one guy battering for a Tag Heuser Ferrari w3arch, believing it was the real thing!
This morning we jumped on a bus and headed into Georgetown. We didn't know what to expect, but after fighting off a persistent trishaw operator who took personal offence that I didn't want his services, We walked with good navigation from Leigh and we found the old colonial centre of Penang, saw Fort Cornwallis and cross to the mainland, then we took on the scary traffic and walked qlong the port area trying to see the 13k bridge that goes to the mainland. We ran out of time and made our bus back.
Once again we sunned and swam until a final pool side drink and fabulous feed at the food court where we ate "big squid like rubber bands" (which was beautifully tender), chicken and cashew and dried chillis (which was very hot), fried rice and sambal fish (which was outstanding) all for a total of $14.00!
We are packed to fly out to Singapore tomorrow and on to NZ the following day.
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