Trust us to travel on one of the only bank holidays in the Malaysian calendar, we thought that the 'travel agent' would have the foresight to warn us about these things but we were wrong. In a trip that shouldve taken only a few hours ended up taking fourteen, most of these spent in traffic jams at the border between Thailand and Malaysia. We arrived in Georgetown at 1030 at night and checked into the first place we found.
After going to Fort Cornwallis on the west coast of Penang, we found out that Pulau Penang is the oldest British settlement in Malaysia, taken by Captain Francis Light in 1786 until Malaysia became independant in 1957. Named Georgetown after King George III.
We took the mountain train up to Penang Hill which had its moments.
Georgetown is a mix of different types of people, not just the locals and the travellers but other people have settled here and you can see this with the areas like Little India and various temples and mosques dotted around.
Penang has modernised also and has the skyscapers and shopping malls in the centre of Georgetown.