Georgetown

Street Art, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia

Street Art, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia

I plan to write more about the expedition, but for now I wanted to provide a current update. At the moment, we are making our way up the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and are stopping at some wonderful natural areas and cities along the way. For the last six days, we have been in the city of Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia. Georgetown was recently named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it certainly deserves the recognition. The city is filled with incredible temples, mansions, and colonial buildings. I have been enjoying long walks through the city with a wide-angle lens. In addition to beautiful buildings, Georgetown is famous for its street art, which is often hidden on inconspicuous corners.

Reflection in a clock, Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Reflection in a clock, Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi Chinese clan house, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Candles in a Chinese Temple, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Candles in a Chinese Temple, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Street art, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Street art, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

In addition to exploring the city, we have spent a few mornings out photographing birds with Graeme Guy, a very talented nature photographer who lives in Penang (check out his website: http://grguy.smugmug.com). After meeting him at another location in Malaysia, he has been kind enough to show us some of his favorite birding spots. This morning we went after blue-throated bee-eaters and we ended up seeing some other great birds!

Red-wattled lapwing, Penang Province, Malaysia

Red-wattled lapwing, Penang State, Malaysia

Blue-bearded bee-eater, Penang Province, Malaysia

Blue-throated bee-eater, Penang State, Malaysia

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