an old Chinese office building
I kind of didn't want to go to Georgetown
because I was afraid it would similar "Disneyland" like Melaka but I've got some days left so I said "why not". Food was supposed to be fantastic...And it really was excellent. Fancy Chinese, Indian, Malay, Western or fusion of them? Not a problem. I mainly ate at Indian restaurants because I didn't have much experience with their cuisine......and I wonder why we don't have Indian restaurants back at home...It's delicious!..I spent in the town two full days. The first day I walked around the old city center, of course Chinatown and Little India district which gave me more Indian flavor than similar districts I've seen so far (ie. in Singapore or Kuala Lumpur), then visited Fort Cornwallis (conclusion: waste of time).
The second day I rented a motorbike and together with Tiia, a Finish girl I met in our guesthouse we rode to Penang Taman Negara N.P to walk around a bit and to experience "a canopy walk"...Then we visited a Butterfly Farm, the world's first live tropical butterfly sanctuary, and it was really interesting to see all those beautiful butterflies flying around you. We also learned something about jungle insects and beetles. Later on we visited a Tropical Fruits Farm which was quite disappointing because they told us we would taste some rare tropical fruits and we basically tasted all the fruits you can buy at local market with exception of maybe two fruits, one being a miracle berry (amazing taste, soooo sweeeeeet, like a candy, they said one berry sells for about 60ringgit or 12eur in Japan). Then we drove back to Georgetown along the island's eastern coast because we wanted to take picture of one of the longest bridges in the world....Unfortunatelly, we didn't find a good place to park our motorcycle so we have no picture :-( Next day I went back to KL because of my flight back home. Yes, this is the end of my trip to "Far Far East"....but....I will be back!!!!