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Burmese Temple
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[ Kek Lok Si & other temples ]
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Floral Fest 2008
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[ Annual Floral Fest ]
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E & O Hotel
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[ Waterfront District ]
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BASE Jump at KOMTAR
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[ BASE Jumping Display ]
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CNY 2019
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[ CHINESE NEW YEAR 2019 ]
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abandoned
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statue of Sir Francis Light, founder of Penang, at Fort Cornwallis

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· Date: July 13, 2008 · Views: 27358 ·
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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.
kayes

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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