Abiding by our plan, we resolved to leave the Cameron Highland and head on down to George Town via Ipo.

George Town is located in Peninsula Malaysia

George Town  on  Pingang island was established by Captain Francis Light on behalf of the British East India Company in 1786. He acquired the property from the Sultan of Kedah as a staging post on the Malay Straits for the company.

Arriving early evening, we had booked at the Chulia Heritage Hotel. Chulia Heritage Hotel Penang - StaircaseVery pleasant. Unusually it appeared to be perhaps a refurbished old warehouse that had been decorated largely using white as the base colour scheme.Chulia Heritage Hotel Penang - Triple Room with Shared Bathroom We stayed a couple of days exploring the delights of Chulia Street and the surrounding “bijou” neighborhood and found it to be quite appealing.

We caught a fast ferry out to Langkawi island.