Georgetown has a rich history and is a great introduction to this wonderfully diverse country.
I visit the Fatt Tze Mansion and Kapitan Keling Mosque, and then sample some of the unique Malaysian street food on offer.
Next I visit the futuristic city of Kuala Lumpur with the Islamic-style Petronas Towers dominating the city’s skyline. Chinatown market is a remnant of the past and contrasts the initial feel of the place. I will even find a British colonial atmosphere lingering amongst some of the architecture and some interesting museums hold the city’s history within their doors.
Further south I visit the port town of Melaka where I will have the time to visit the maritime museums and discover what the place was like 400 years ago when it was an important stop on the spice route.
Singapore is my last stop on the Asian continent and is a distinctly clean and modern island. With an abundance of fine dining options and shopping malls this is the place to treat myself before flying to Indonesia.
From Singapore I now fly to Yogyakarta.