Michelle and Charlie's Around the World Trip 2004-2005 travel blog

fancy and famous Eastern and Oriental Hotel

Charlie enjoys some dim sum in Chinatown

dim sum lady

Khoo Khongsi "clan house"


karaoke is king (these are private karaoke boxes at the local mall)

Chinatown street at night

Malay countryside

All right, I'll fess up. True, we went to Georgetown because the guidebook said that it is famuous for the quality and variety of food there. True, although since I (Charlie) am a creature of habits, got us to go for breakfast every day to a dim sum place where old ladies were pushing around the nicely stocked carts. Here is my question, though: why is that the old ladies at the Malaysian restaurant speak better English that those who work at a similar establishment in Boston????? (I am an immigrant myself and English is not my first language either, so I guess it is PC enough if I ask questions like this)

Anyway, it is true, there is a lot of food to be had in Georgetown. However, hardly any after 7PM. I was thinking, if an Argentinian would end up here on a vacation, he would starve to death (in Argentina some restaurants would not even open before 8:30-9PM for dinner).

Also, here was our first introduction to something great about Malaysia. Nowhere elso have we seen such a smooth mix of different ethnic and religious groups than in this country. From where we were looking at it muslim Malays go along happily the Chinase and the Indians of the country.

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