A few more Pictures from Georgetown

2015-02-10 at 12:35

The last batch of pictures from Georgetown, Penang.

Tourists in Georgetown
Not my cup of tea. But good for the guys owning the trishaw – hope the guys that pedal the bike do own it as well!

War Memorial in Georgetown

War Memorial in Georgetown
To much shit went down here

Clock Tower in Georgetown
The famous Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower. Commissioned in 1897 by a local millionaire to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, it stands 60ft high, with each foot representing a year of the Queen’s 60-year reign.

Many Languages
One language is not enough if you want to catch some biz over here!

Pink Tank
A pink tank with cats and dogs – ok!

Chinese Restaurant in Georgetown
Love them old places

Chinese Tempel in Georgetown
Nothing special on the inside of this temple

Chinese Tempel detail in Georgetown
Nothing special here as well

Chinese Tempel detail in Georgetown
But the facade is something!

Chinese Tempel detail in Georgetown
So many details

Chinese Tempel detail in Georgetown

Chinese Tempel detail in Georgetown

Chinese Tempel detail in Georgetown

Chinese Tempel detail in Georgetown

Old House in Georgetown
Another one that is screaming for help

Old Houses in Georgetown
Build in the 1930′

Bird cage in Georgetown
Poor bird

Old House in Georgetown
Than the 60′ came along

Cat and Mouse in Georgetown
Cat & Mouse

Selfie in Georgetown
But first – let me take a Selfie

Clan Jetty in Georgetown
One of the quite Clan Jetties

Clan Jetty in Georgetown

Roti in Georgetown
Oh – I want another Roti now!

Street Art in Georgetown
Looks like some German tourist put that there. Rather stupid since most locals will confuse that with a religious symbol…

Garage in Georgetown
Waiting for the sun….

Pictures from Georgetown, Penang

2015-02-08 at 14:46

George Town is the capital of the state of Penang in Malaysia. It is named after Britain’s King George III. Countless Chinese and Indian temples, neoclassical reminders of the Raj and a gazillion old-fashioned little shops make Georgetown a fascinating place to wander.
It was listed by UNESCO in 2008 as a World Heritage Site and that might preserve it in its beauty for the next generations to enjoy. Than again I did see so many houses that look like they will break into little pieces any time soon.

Ferry to Georgetown
The bus dropped me at the ferry terminal.

Bridge to Penang
The famous bridge to Penang

Georgetown
Georgetown coming up next

Grafitti in Georgetown
Looking for a Roti place – need breakfast!

House in Georgetown
Early Straits Eclectic Style – build around 1890 to 1910.

House in Georgetown

House in Georgetown
Early Straits Eclectic Style – build around 1890 to 1910.

House in Georgetown
That was once a nice mansion. Now they surrounded it with ugly.

House in Georgetown
Where is the Roti place?

House in Georgetown

House in Georgetown
Getting closer…

Temple in Georgetown

Temple in Georgetown

Temple in Georgetown
One of the many many clan temples

Temple in Georgetown

Temple in Georgetown

Temple in Georgetown
At the end of the street where you see the little green bush. That is where the Roti is made and that is where I had some that morning.

Temple in Georgetown
The same Early Straits Eclectic Style – hope they will fix them soon.

Shop in Georgetown

House in Georgetown
Another temple

House in Georgetown

Little India in Georgetown
Little India

Little India in Georgetown

Little India in Georgetown

Little India in Georgetown

Little India in Georgetown

Georgetown

Georgetown

Georgetown

Georgetown

Take Selfie

Do not put all the eggs in one basket

Miss Linda
Finally I found the Miss Linda of Georgetown – only a toilet is missing…

Roti
I had Roti for breakfast every day and I could eat them in the afternoon as well!

Roti Breakfast
Had my last Roti here before I took the Mini Bus towards Thailand

From Singapore to Penang with a Stop in Kuala Lumpur

2015-01-30 at 15:07

Was sitting in Singapore a few days to long. But I could help Delphine a bit with her new apartment so everything good. Since I had an appointment in Bangkok at the 26th it was time to move. And there where other people waiting on the way up as well. Thank you very much Delphine for the couch and hospitality! A quick online check and I found a good company to bring me over the border and up to Kuala Lumpur.

Singapore Winter 14/15
Made for small people

Welcome to Malaysia
Could not really complain about my bus company. Took the public transport bus to a small mall somewhere in Singapore and they had a nice office to wait. Than a nice girl took me to the bus. Turned out that there where only 2 more passengers on that one. As soon as we where in Malaysia we even had WiFi. What else to ask for?
Somehow the sky opened and closed from time to time – and when it rains it pours!
The driver did not bring me downtown Kuala Lumpur after he asked me where to go. The plan was to meet Gabe at Bangsar LRT station so he dropped me somewhere out-of-town at a LRT station. The train was faster than the bus at rush hour and I was able to be at the station in time. We went for Roti and it was good!

At Gabes place in Kuala Lumpur
My room in Kuala Lumpur – Cheers Gabe!!

Birthday Party in Kuala Lumpur
We went to a birthday party and there was Red and lots of pretty girls – win!

Graveyard in Kuala Lumpur
Gabes father is almost 98 but works every day. And Sunday it is off to church in the morning. He asked me if I want to come and since I sleep under his roof I went. Out of bed at 8 – shower, coffee and a bit later we where in the car – direction downtown. The last Catholic mass I attended was – hmmmm – I know it was in Kreuzthal and I was quite small – ages! The priest was old and I could not understand a word. The girls on the side used the same PA and I could understand them.
After mass we went to the graveyard to look after the grave of Gabe’s mother.

At Gabes place in Kuala Lumpur
And after a week it was time to say Adios Amigo! Thanks Gabe Man!

On the way to Penang
I did want a certain bus company but somehow they managed to put me in this bus. Had the front seat – smooth ride and a good view.

Hostel in Georgetown
My hostel bed in Georgetown. 3,40 € a night with WiFi. I know – usually I do not go to hostels and I would not have here as well. The ferry got into Georgetown about 19:00, another 15 minutes with the bags to walk towards Love Lane area. At this time in the evening you find no cheap room in high season nowhere in a tourist hot spot in SEA. So i was super happy to get the last bed 🙂

Georgetown
Hmmm Vegetarian soup – yum yum and less than 0.9 €

Hotel in Georgetown
The Shanghai in the night – naaah – this is not my hotel!

Nightmarket in Georgetown
Food food fooood – night market in the streets

Bar in Georgetown
The BetelNut Tree – big beer was 14 MR! Same price as the small market next door. And 3,50 MR cheaper than 7/11 – cool!

Ice cold Skol
Now that IS an ice cold beer!!

I am in Singapore

2012-03-06 at 11:55

After 4 night on the island and 6 at Gabe’s place in Kuala Lumpur i did reach Delphine’s place in Singapore for the last few days in Asia for this trip. I have a few pictures from Malaysia – i was to lazy to take more and it was quite hot. Here is the -> link <- to the pictures!

I fly out at the 14th of March and stay one night in Frankfurt for Alexandras birthday. Stuttgart should be the 16th of March. Looking forward to meet a few friends here in Singapore – lets see what happens 🙂

Malaysia

Malaysia

Malaysia

Malaysia

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