Georgetown Buildings

Georgetown is full of old buildings (as you may have gathered from the last post). This morning I went out early and took some shots. It was great walking around in the morning and seeing the town slowly wake up, unfortunately most were driving. I stopped for breakfast at an Indian stand and got a roti cennia (like a porotta, just not quiet as good) and watched people get some goods from the market. The most popular item was the chickens, plucked of feathers and sitting in a box, they are flopped onto a cutting board where the butcher will chop up the chicken efficiently and quickly. You can’t do this in Canada, in fact in BC you need to go through so many regulations only the big farms and super markets can afford to sell meat. Kind of funny, there is probably a billion people here in Asia that get there meat from a road side stand, sitting in +20 degree weather and chopped up with a cleaver. It is something we have moved away from in the West, just the thought of getting our chicken not wrapped up in styrofoam and plastic wrap breads concerns of germs and disease. I think we need to rethink our food system from the bottom up. I’ll get off my soapbox now.

Sorry for the little aside, Georgetown in a beautiful city and it is only a matter of time until the roadside markets are replaced by the disinfected supermarket I know back home. Here are some pictures I took from this morning.

Posted from Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia
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