Matsimitsu

Day Fifty Five

Fort Cornwallis, New Jetty, George Town, Malaysia


This is the last day in George Town, Malaysia. Tomorrow I'll be heading to the capital city of Kuala Lumpur by train.

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I took it easy today and spent half the day lounging in the hotel room since it was too hot.

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Eventually, I got bored and ventured outside.

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The contrast between rich and poor can be found within a single city block. Turn the corner from one of the most expensive hotels in the city, and you'll see people sleeping on the street.

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Though it might just have been the heat.

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Fort Cornwallis

Built by the British in 1786, fort Cornwallis is named after Lieutenant-General The 2nd Earl Cornwallis, and was in use from 1786 till 1881.

They are restoring parts of the fort, and it's a nice place to stroll around relax for a bit under some trees.

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New Jetty

This jetty is part of the "Clan Jetties Of Penang" area of George Town, it's a complete village built on stilts above the water.

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There are six of these villages, each belonging to a different Chinese clan. It's a nice place to wander around, but be respectful of the inhabitants.

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It was time to head back to the hotel room through various alleys from the jetties.

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I love the brilliant system to keep delivery bikes upright by using two standards built into the frame.

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For dinner I had rice with meat and Kachang

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Dinner
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