Always fun celebrating a birthday in a new country.
George Town is the colourful, multicultural capital of the Malaysian island of Penang.
Once a vital Straits of Malacca trading hub, the city is known for its British colonial buildings, Chinese shophouses and mosques.
Beyond the old town, George Town is a modern city with skyscrapers and shopping malls. Verdant Penang Hill, with hiking and a funicular railway, overlooks it all.