Penang / The Island
Pinang in Malay) is located on the north-western coast
of Peninsular Malaysia. It comprises the Penang island and a strip
on the mainland named Province Wellesley (Seberang Perai) which
are linked by the Penang Bridge, the third longest
in the world.
Francis Light in 1786, acquired the island of Penang
from the local sultan in exchange for protection. He later established
a town and named it "Georgetown" after King George
IV of England.
measures a modest 285 sq. km. And is inhabited by slightly over
a million people who hail from a diverse mix of cultures
much of its fame to its fine beaches which are ideal for all types
of water sports. Along its beaches, resorts of international standards
have sprouted up offering full facilities for rest and recreation.
such a great variety of food that it is often said that Penangites
don't eat to live; they live to eat. Hawkers stalls offering diverse
selection of local fare are in abundance everywhere you go. Nasi
Kandar, Satay (skewered marinated meat pieces), Laksa (noodles
in spicy sour soup), Hainanese Chicken Rice, Popiah and Rojak
are just some of Penang's sumptuous treats you can't afford
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Photo: The vehicular ferry that runs from and to Penang Island.
Juhu Tara Road, Juhu,
Mumbai - 400049 India
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Last updated: July 29, 2010