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1st Malaysian Pedal
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[ 1st Malaysian Pedal Car Race ]
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good morning from Pe
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[ Batu Ferringhi ]
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backpackers in Beach
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[ Waterfront District ]
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Floral Fest 2008
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[ Annual Floral Fest ]
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Bishop Street
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[ Historical Commercial Centre ]
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Chinese New Year
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[ Chinese New Year ]
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statue of Sir Francis Light, founder of Penang, at Fort Cornwallis

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davidyap

Registered: July 2008
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July 29, 2008 9:58am

Good to see Francis Light in the open, by this historical fort. Penang fans might be interested there is a connection to American Revolution. Lord Cornwallis was the English commander who surrendered to George Washington after the battle of Yorktown. Cornwallis sailed out in defeat, but rose to become Governor General of British India. At some point in time, this fort was named after him. Cornwallis tomb is in India, and continues to be maintained by Indian Govt. However, unless anyone says otherwise, there is no new light on the stolen remains of Francis Light since his grave was disturbed many years ago.
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Registered: July 2008
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July 30, 2008 4:42am

David, thanks very much for posting this historical snippet. Little by little, we hope to build up this site.



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