Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Camera Museum & History Museum, Georgetown, Penang.

Today I set off at midday to explore the town. It's a cute little town and everything is within walking distance. The sun was so hot today though that it made it unbearable to walk anyway. It's the only day so far I've actually felt sick from how hot it is!

I went to the History of the Camera museum first as it was the top recommended item on TripAdvisor and I wanted to see what the fuss was about. I was a bit dubious at first, but once the tour guide began explaining what was on display, I was genuinely intrigued and fascinated by what he had to tell me.

Since photo took 30 minutes to take, to keep the baby quiet the nanny would sit under a sheet in the background!
Afterwards I trekked to the Time Tunnel History Museum which gave the history of Georgetown and Penang since its discovery from the indigenous folks by the British in the 18th century. Upstairs the museum had a 3D art gallery wall mural set up where you could take funny pictures. I was disappointed because I was there alone and had nobody to take my photo so I only got a few from strangers I asked.

On the way back to the hostel I decided to pass some of the wall murals on my way home, there are about 25 of them throughout Georgetown, kind of like a hidden Bansky haha. It's great work though. I also passed through Little India and Chinatown.

I popped out to get a McDonald's from a mall a 15 minute walk away... And ended up going for highlights in my hair! Haha. I'm far too impulsive. It was £23... Which could have bought me a flight to Brunei but whatever, I have the $$$ so I need to stop comparing everything haha. 

When I returned, I thought I'd nip out to get a postcard... I couldn't find one then ended up reggae mansion again with the free drinks for girls before 10pm with a few others who were between 25 and 30. I've noticed that a lot out here. Nobody under 25 seems to travel through Malaysia! They mainly just go to KL and then skip the rest. It's a real shame and I don't understand why. I mean, I guess the party scene here isnt huge... But it's still a good laugh sitting in bars. It's also only marginally more expensive than Thailand. Hostels are about a pound or two more, but food is the same, if not cheaper.

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