Historic Penang

As a continuation of my last post, I wanted to post more pictures on Penang.

This was in Fort Cornwalls. It was built in the late 1700’s and is the only Fort left standing in Malaysia!

This is the viewing room where you get to see a few documentaries describing the place.

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This is one of the oldest cannons in the Fort. The view is great from here… You can see the beach!

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About ten minutes away there’s a museum, This is one of my favourite things about Penang… Everything is nearby!  

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This is what the bride and groom in the Malay community wore to their wedding. Even with so many other cultural influences, they’ve managed to maintain this part of their culture.

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The bicycles used to deliver cigarettes to shops back in the 60’s.

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The mode of transport that was used back in the 60’s. There would be a bike attached to the front and the ‘driver’ would cycle with passengers sitting at the back. These are still really popular around Penang,. I noticed that there’s a huge biking culture just like in Denmark, most people use bikes to get around.

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I’d read about these before, but it was interesting to see these shoes in person. These shoes were known as ‘bound feet shoes’ and were used to make a woman’s feet smaller as small feet were considered more beautiful and feminine. The practice of binding feet began when you were 5 or 6 years old! Ouch!

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Penang is truly historic! If you’ve visited Penang before I’d love to hear your experience!

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