Around every corner awaits surprises as you search around Georgetown’s Unesco heritage site with map in hand, seeking out street art. Artists have left a trail of “works” for you to find and there a few hidden treasures that aren’t on the map and some are quite elusive and require you to hunt them down.
Exploring the site will take you round a large part of Georgetown, and down backstreets and alleys seeking out that all important piece, and will take you the best part of the day if you walk it. There are plenty of cycle-rickshaws that you can hire or an air-con taxi but where’s the fun in that.
It was a very hot morning as we set out and we were prepared for a long day and laden with water, and with the map we picked up from our hotel we had a rough route and headed for the starting point below little India and opposite the Clan Jetty’s to knock out the first of the many works.
As you stroll around, there’s plenty of sites to keep it interesting of quirky coffee shops, bakeries and cafes serving various snacks and It was approaching midday, and the sun was blazing, we headed towards the Queen Victoria memorial clock tower near to Fort Cornwallis for lunch and some much needed air-con.
We headed towards Little India where almost every street has metal works in wrought Iron telling you a story of the historical uses of the area – a really nice touch and very informative.
The whole day was all about seeing Georgetown and passing through all the different areas and around Lebuh Chulia. There are many museums that will keep you busy, along with Chowrasta market to pick up a bargain and many hawker stalls and food joints that you will pass on the quest to find all on offer.