“Meet Mark Forbes – curator, researcher, photographer, wildlife enthusiast, and brainchild of “Colombo City Walks”, founded by him to introduce the hidden treasures of the commercial capital of Colombo to locals and foreign guests alike. Meet at the Dutch Hospital Shopping precinct and enjoy three exciting hours as Mark takes you through the streets, alleyways, passageways, shops, hotels, Churches and buildings of Fort and Pettah. While on your walk you will find the oldest clock-tower in Asia, see the original colonial era emblem of the HSBC, and learn about the budget allocated and spent by the British government to build the Grand Oriental Hotel. You will end your walking tour back at the Dutch Hospital where you may enjoy a beer (or two) reminiscing on the days’ events.
Image credit: Dilesh Dias