Malaysia, Penang, Georgetown, April 2011
There is a story connected with the cannon shown in the picture.
When in 1786 Captain Francis Light, a trader for the British East India Company, approached the island of Penang, the island was swampy land that had to be cleared of vegetation. But nobody of his crew was willing to do the work. He then loaded one of his cannons with silver coins and shot them at the island. In no time part of the island was cleared of vegation, so that they could land and built a settlement, which is now called Georgetown. Lateron, the cannon was placed at Fort Cornwallis.