Last Seen in Toronto, Canada on May 9th, 2012
Dispatches from George Town, Malaysia

Destination #227 in country #37

Arrived by Van on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
Licky the gecko poised to steal Ganesha\\\'s offering of M&Ms; Georgetown, Malaysia
Monday, January 11th, 2010
Butterfly at the Penang Butterfly Farm; Teluk Bahang, Penang, Malaysia Mating Atlas Moths at the Penang Butterfly Farm; Teluk Bahang, Penang, Malaysia Atlas Moth at the Penang Butterfly Farm; Teluk Bahang, Penang, Malaysia Atlas Moth at the Penang Butterfly Farm; Teluk Bahang, Penang, Malaysia Butterfly at the Penang Butterfly Farm; Teluk Bahang, Penang, Malaysia Butterfly at the Penang Butterfly Farm; Teluk Bahang, Penang, Malaysia Sheryl with a friend at the Penang Butterfly Farm; Teluk Bahang, Penang, Malaysia Sheryl\\\'s friend resting on her shoulder at the Penang Butterfly Farm; Teluk Bahang, Penang, Malaysia
Thorny Stick insect at the Penang Butterfly Farm; Teluk Bahang, Penang, Malaysia Gecko stuck to the other side of a glass aquarium wall at the Penang Butterfly Farm; Teluk Bahang, Penang, Malaysia Gecko stuck to the other side of a glass aquarium wall at the Penang Butterfly Farm; Teluk Bahang, Penang, Malaysia Gecko stuck to the other side of a glass aquarium wall at the Penang Butterfly Farm; Teluk Bahang, Penang, Malaysia Butterfly exhibit at the Penang Butterfly Farm; Teluk Bahang, Penang, Malaysia Butterfly exhibit at the Penang Butterfly Farm; Teluk Bahang, Penang, Malaysia Butterfly exhibit at the Penang Butterfly Farm; Teluk Bahang, Penang, Malaysia Moth exhibit at the Penang Butterfly Farm; Teluk Bahang, Penang, Malaysia
Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
Doorway in Chinatown; Georgetown, Malaysia Food cabinet at Penang Hill; Georgetown, Malaysia Poster at Penang Hill; Georgetown, Malaysia Riding the funicular railway up Penang Hill; Georgetown, Malaysia Riding the funicular railway up Penang Hill; Georgetown, Malaysia Riding the funicular railway up Penang Hill; Georgetown, Malaysia Riding the funicular railway up Penang Hill; Georgetown, Malaysia Riding the funicular railway up Penang Hill; Georgetown, Malaysia
Spider; Penang Hill, Georgetown, Malaysia Curled fern shoot; Penang Hill, Georgetown, Malaysia Curled fern shoot; Penang Hill, Georgetown, Malaysia Spider; Penang Hill, Georgetown, Malaysia Spider; Penang Hill, Georgetown, Malaysia Spider; Penang Hill, Georgetown, Malaysia Spider; Penang Hill, Georgetown, Malaysia Spider; Penang Hill, Georgetown, Malaysia
Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
Pesticide bombs exploding in an open sewer during a street fumigation to control mosquitoes; Georgetown, Malaysia Pesticide bombs exploding in an open sewer during a street fumigation to control mosquitoes; Georgetown, Malaysia Pesticide bombs exploding in an open sewer during a street fumigation to control mosquitoes; Georgetown, Malaysia
Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
A characteristic feature of Straits Chinese architecture: The \\\'five-foot way\\\', a covered walkway formed by connecting the verandahs of a row of shophouses into one long, continuous gallery; Georgetown, Malaysia A characteristic feature of Straits Chinese architecture: The \\\'five-foot way\\\', a covered walkway formed by connecting the verandahs of a row of shophouses into one long, continuous gallery; Georgetown, Malaysia Shophouse fronts with sun-shades; Georgetown, Malaysia Sewer running through an alley between two buildings; Georgetown, Malaysia Stop sign and building wall; Georgetown, Malaysia Stop sign and building wall; Georgetown, Malaysia A strangler fig engulfing a street-side shrine; Georgetown, Malaysia A strangler fig engulfing a fence; Georgetown, Malaysia
A strangler fig engulfing a fence; Georgetown, Malaysia A strangler fig engulfing a fence; Georgetown, Malaysia Suspicious little cat; Georgetown, Malaysia A characteristic feature of Straits Chinese architecture: The \\\'five-foot way\\\', a covered walkway formed by connecting the verandahs of a row of shophouses into one long, continuous gallery; Georgetown, Malaysia A characteristic feature of Straits Chinese architecture: The \\\'five-foot way\\\', a covered walkway formed by connecting the verandahs of a row of shophouses into one long, continuous gallery; Georgetown, Malaysia Phone booths; Georgetown, Malaysia Phone booth and graffiti; Georgetown, Malaysia Phone booth and graffiti; Georgetown, Malaysia
Sunday, January 24th, 2010
Halal designation sticker at a restaurant; Georgetown, Malaysia
Monday, January 25th, 2010
Derelict school and former mansion; Georgetown, Malaysia Derelict school and former mansion; Georgetown, Malaysia Derelict school and former mansion; Georgetown, Malaysia Derelict school and former mansion; Georgetown, Malaysia Interior of a derelict school and former mansion; Georgetown, Malaysia Interior of a derelict school and former mansion; Georgetown, Malaysia Interior of a derelict school and former mansion; Georgetown, Malaysia Interior of a derelict school and former mansion; Georgetown, Malaysia
Tree roots growing on the wall of a derelict school and former mansion; Georgetown, Malaysia Tree roots growing on the wall of a derelict school and former mansion; Georgetown, Malaysia Tree roots growing on the wall of a derelict school and former mansion; Georgetown, Malaysia Cracking roof beams of a derelict school and former mansion; Georgetown, Malaysia Tree roots growing on the wall of a derelict school and former mansion; Georgetown, Malaysia Derelict school and former mansion; Georgetown, Malaysia Sheets of glass leaning against the wall of a derelict school and former mansion; Georgetown, Malaysia Sheets of glass leaning against the wall of a derelict school and former mansion; Georgetown, Malaysia
Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
Flooded street after a heavy rainstorm; Georgetown, Malaysia Flooded street after a heavy rainstorm; Georgetown, Malaysia Motion-blurred shot of the wheel of a motorcycle driving down a flooded street after a heavy rainstorm; Georgetown, Malaysia Flooded street after a heavy rainstorm; Georgetown, Malaysia Motorcycle driving down a flooded street after a heavy rainstorm; Georgetown, Malaysia Motorcycle driving down a flooded street after a heavy rainstorm; Georgetown, Malaysia Motorcycle parked on a flooded street after a heavy rainstorm; Georgetown, Malaysia Flooded street after a heavy rainstorm; Georgetown, Malaysia
Flooded street after a heavy rainstorm; Georgetown, Malaysia Flooded street after a heavy rainstorm; Georgetown, Malaysia Flooded street after a heavy rainstorm; Georgetown, Malaysia Flooded street after a heavy rainstorm; Georgetown, Malaysia Flooded street after a heavy rainstorm; Georgetown, Malaysia
Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
Sticker on the road; Georgetown, Malaysia Buildings; Georgetown, Malaysia Motorcycle and reflection; Georgetown, Malaysia Tires hanging from a pillar and reflections of the street in the window behind; Georgetown, Malaysia Warning sign; Georgetown, Malaysia Auto-repair shop sign; Georgetown, Malaysia Fire hydrant in front of a wall with a tree growing out of it; Georgetown, Malaysia Cargo tricycle; Georgetown, Malaysia
Motorcycle parked in front of a big star-shaped lantern; Georgetown, Malaysia Motorcycle parked in front of a big star-shaped lantern; Georgetown, Malaysia Cargo tricycle; Georgetown, Malaysia Cargo tricycle; Georgetown, Malaysia Street address; Georgetown, Malaysia Food cart; Georgetown, Malaysia
Thursday, January 28th, 2010
The remains of my toenail-growth experiment. I put blue nail-polish on my big toenail in the beginning of October to see how long it takes my toenail to grow out all the way; Georgetown, Malaysia Sheryl shooting soap-bubbles at Doby; Georgetown, Malaysia Doby and Spidey; Georgetown, Malaysia Abandoned theatre with trees growing from the roof; Georgetown, Malaysia Abandoned theatre with trees growing from the roof; Georgetown, Malaysia Abandoned theatre with trees growing from the roof; Georgetown, Malaysia Abandoned theatre with trees growing from the roof; Georgetown, Malaysia Abandoned theatre with trees growing from the roof; Georgetown, Malaysia
Abandoned theatre with trees growing from the roof; Georgetown, Malaysia Abandoned theatre with trees growing from the roof; Georgetown, Malaysia Abandoned theatre with trees growing from the roof; Georgetown, Malaysia Abandoned theatre with trees growing from the roof; Georgetown, Malaysia Abandoned theatre with trees growing from the roof; Georgetown, Malaysia Mosque roof; Georgetown, Malaysia Mosque roof; Georgetown, Malaysia Motorcycle and helmet with stickers; Georgetown, Malaysia
Friday, January 29th, 2010
Old building; Georgetown, Malaysia Old building; Georgetown, Malaysia Old building; Georgetown, Malaysia Old building; Georgetown, Malaysia Man locking his security shutter; Georgetown, Malaysia Funny-looking tree and its shadow on a wall; Georgetown, Malaysia Utility markers on a wall; Georgetown, Malaysia Utility marker on a wall; Georgetown, Malaysia
Saturday, January 30th, 2010
Sheryl\\\'s lovely flower; Georgetown, Malaysia Ethnic Tamil devotee of the Hindu deity Murugan carrying bamboo poles at the Thaipusam festival; Georgetown, Malaysia Ethnic Tamil devotee of the Hindu deity Murugan carrying bamboo poles at the Thaipusam festival; Georgetown, Malaysia Flower garlands at the Thaipusam festival; Georgetown, Malaysia Devotee of the Hindu deity Murugan bearing a milk pot offering at the Thaipusam festival; Georgetown, Malaysia Devotee of the Hindu deity Murugan bearing a milk pot offering at the Thaipusam festival; Georgetown, Malaysia Devotees of the Hindu deity Murugan at the Thaipusam festival, climbing the stairs to the Chettiar Nattukkottai Temple; Georgetown, Malaysia Devotee of the Hindu deity Murugan carrying ropes and hooks removed from the skin of worshippers who have demonstrated devotion to the god through mortification of the flesh. Hooks are pierced through the skin of the back and the worshipper pulls behind them a ceremonial burden in the form of another devotee who pulls at the ropes; At the Thaipusam festival, Georgetown, Malaysia
Devotee of the Hindu deity Murugan at the Thaipusam festival; Georgetown, Malaysia Devotee of the Hindu deity Murugan bearing a milk pot offering at the Thaipusam festival; Georgetown, Malaysia Devotee of the Hindu deity Murugan at the Thaipusam festival; Georgetown, Malaysia Devotee of the Hindu deity Murugan fainting while demonstrating devotion to the god by bearing a ceremonial burden; At the Thaipusam festival, Georgetown, Malaysia Devotee of the Hindu deity Murugan demonstrating devotion to the god through mortification of the flesh. Hooks are pierced through the skin of the back and the worshipper pulls behind them a ceremonial burden in the form of another devotee holding the ropes. The cheeks and tongue are pierced with ceremonial spears; At the Thaipusam festival, Georgetown, Malaysia Devotee of the Hindu deity Murugan bearing a milk pot offering at the Thaipusam festival; Georgetown, Malaysia Devotee of the Hindu deity Murugan demonstrating devotion to the god by bearing a ceremonial burden and suffering piercings with hooks through the skin and symbolic spears through the cheeks and tongue; At the Thaipusam festival, Georgetown, Malaysia Devotee of the Hindu deity Murugan demonstrating devotion to the god by bearing a ceremonial burden and suffering piercings with hooks through the skin and symbolic spears through the cheeks and tongue; At the Thaipusam festival, Georgetown, Malaysia
Sunday, January 31st, 2010
Lanterns at night; Hainan Temple, Georgetown, Malaysia Lanterns at night; Hainan Temple, Georgetown, Malaysia Lanterns at night; Hainan Temple, Georgetown, Malaysia Lanterns at night; Hainan Temple, Georgetown, Malaysia Lanterns at night; Hainan Temple, Georgetown, Malaysia Lanterns at night; Hainan Temple, Georgetown, Malaysia Lanterns at night; Hainan Temple, Georgetown, Malaysia
Monday, February 1st, 2010
Jungle foliage shot from above on a suspended walkway; Penang National Park, Malaysia Jungle foliage shot from above on a suspended walkway; Penang National Park, Malaysia Suspended jungle canopy walkway; Penang National Park, Malaysia Suspended jungle canopy walkway; Penang National Park, Malaysia Red tree bark; Penang National Park, Malaysia Sweat-soaked ringlets of hair stuck to Sheryl\\\'s neck; Penang National Park, Malaysia Spidey with a baby sea turtle at the Turtle Conservation centre; Pantai Kerachut, Penang National Park, Malaysia Baby sea turtle at the Turtle Conservation centre; Pantai Kerachut, Penang National Park, Malaysia
Monitor lizard tracks in the sand; Teluk Kampi, Penang National Park, Malaysia Monitor lizard tracks in the sand; Teluk Kampi, Penang National Park, Malaysia The beach at Teluk Kampi; Penang National Park, Malaysia The beach at Teluk Kampi; Penang National Park, Malaysia Freshly-caught fish grilling on the beach; Teluk Kampi, Penang National Park, Malaysia Freshly-caught fish grilling on the beach; Teluk Kampi, Penang National Park, Malaysia
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
Broken fishing trap; Teluk Kampi, Penang National Park, Malaysia Broken fishing trap; Teluk Kampi, Penang National Park, Malaysia Looking back at Teluk Kampi from a boat; Penang National Park, Malaysia Sheryl with Moktav and Sai. Moktav is taking us back from isolated Teluk Kampi to the park entrance in his boat; Penang National Park, Malaysia
Thursday, February 4th, 2010
Tree growing from the roof of a building; Georgetown, Malaysia The Cunard Line flagship RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner ever built, docked at Swettenham Pier; Georgetown, Malaysia The Cunard Line flagship RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner ever built, docked at Swettenham Pier; Georgetown, Malaysia Spidey with the Cunard Line flagship RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner ever built, docked at Swettenham Pier; Georgetown, Malaysia The bridge of the Cunard Line flagship RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner ever built; Georgetown, Malaysia The bridge of the Cunard Line flagship RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner ever built; Georgetown, Malaysia The Cunard Line flagship RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner ever built, docked at Swettenham Pier; Georgetown, Malaysia Window; Georgetown, Malaysia
The Cunard Line flagship RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner ever built; Georgetown, Malaysia The Cunard Line flagship RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner ever built, docked at Swettenham Pier; Georgetown, Malaysia The Cunard Line flagship RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner ever built; Georgetown, Malaysia Fire in Butterworth; Georgetown, Penang The Cunard Line flagship RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner ever built, docked at Swettenham Pier; Georgetown, Malaysia The Cunard Line flagship RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner ever built, docked at Swettenham Pier; Georgetown, Malaysia The Cunard Line flagship RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest ocean liner ever built, docked at Swettenham Pier; Georgetown, Malaysia Looking down from the top deck of the Penang Island Ferry; Penang, Malaysia
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