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March 25th

Penang, Georgetown

sunny 35 °C

WOW was it hot today! Went walking around looking at some of the old colonial buildings and Fort Cornwallis. Couldn't walk 2 steps without sweating a bucketload! Quite interesting to see how Penang had developed since Francis Light 'discovered' it in the late 18th century. Although of course he didn't discover it, being as the people of Penang were already here.

P's 28th birthday today, we agreed we should have a few tonight. Went to a bar (name ???) where there were a series of excrutiatingly bad Karaoke renditions by Chinese men. Several pretty young waitresses in there, one of which I suggested to that she should sing something to get the terrible men off the mic - but then J said I was a good singer and so she wanted me to sing a Westlife number, Mandy! Not going to happen for obvious reasons - the song is shit.

Then went back to where we had food for a few more drinks. P went home but we tried going back to the bar of awful Karaoke - but they were charging 50 ringgits to get in so we ended up in slippery senoritas instead. Much better in here, with a band doing some really quite good covers of lady Gaga, Evanescence and Black eyed peas.

Posted by mm1 03:31 Archived in Malaysia

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