|I arrived in Pinang at 11 in the evening and most everything was closed. It's a good thing I booked a room ahead of time. Even the desk manager said he waited up for me to arrive. The next morning I went on a walking tour of Georgetown and Fort Cornwallis. As I was touring around, I had to think, The British are a "non violent people" but is there any where they have no occupied? I just left Hong Kong, the Brits were there, Arrived in Pinang the Brits were here. The Brits build fort Cornwallis in 1786 and used it to protect the island from French. There are a lot of state buildings and a couple of cool looking clock towers as a result of the British. Mixed in with the state buildings are Buddhist Temples, Mosque, and Church's. Dinner was at one of the famous street markets. Its kinda like a food court. An open area lined with any number of types of dishes. Most of it was tame by western standards. I did spot frog in a clay pot of 10 Riget (about $3.00). I just had a bowl of curry rice and a beer. Then went across the street to a British pub. One would think I was in England if it was not for the HEAT. Its very hot here. In the morning I am taking the boat to Langkawi have pictures but there is not a USB port on this computer. I will posts then as soon as I can.