Excitement coursed through my veins, as my small feet lumbered nimbly up the steely white stairs. The ascending air was getting chilly, and the bright sunshine glared menacingly as I treaded gingerly. I was making my way, alone, up the eighty-odd steps of the famed Fort Cornwallis Lighthouse, situated on the northeast side of George Town, Penang. Trying my best to not look downwards I held tightly onto the railings. A camera balanced menacingly around my neck, I whispered a silent prayer.