At 8:10 pm, on 6 November, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall arrived by a Royal Air Force aircraft to the Penang International Airport for their one day tour.
This past weekend saw flooding in the area after a severe storm, but the trip that is part of the celebration of 60-years of bilateral relations between the UK and Malaysia was not to be cancelled.
Prince Charles and Camilla arrived with Minister-in-Attendance Datuk Seri SK Devamany as the three were greeted by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng among other councillors.
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After a night’s rest, Charles and Camilla’s busy day has already started with a trip to Han Jiang Ancestral Temple and Sri Mahamariamman Temple and St George Church. They will also visit other places of worship including Kapitan Keling Mosque.
The royal couple will split up in the afternoon while the Duchess attends the Teochew Puppet and Opera House for a cultural show and Prince Charles is off to the Sun-Yat Museum down the road.
Later in the afternoon, Prince Charles will visit the World Fish Centre. The centre is an international research organisation that uses aquaculture and fisheries to help reduce poverty in Batu Maung.
Charles will also head to the Royal Malaysian Air Force before meeting back with Camilla for the Sandhurst Alumni Reception at the Eastern and Oriental Hotel finishing off their one-day trip in Penang.
This is Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall’s first trip to Malaysia.
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh were there in 1998 for the opening of the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. More recently, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited in September 2012.