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A fascinating fusion of the East and West, Penang embraces modernity while retaining its traditions and old world charm. These are reflected in its harmonious multiracial populace and well-preserved heritage buildings which led to George Town being accorded a listing as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site recently.

1850: When Indians Outnumbered Chinese in George Town

In 1850, there were more Indians than Chinese in George Town. At that time, the Chinese form a minority. They lived sandwiched between the European neighbourhood on the northern coast of the island, and the ...

Weather in Penang

The weather in Penang is quite uniform throughout the year, with only small variations by season. Referring to the weather chart below, you can see that the average temperature hovers between 27-28°C ...

Penang, an introduction

Here's an introduction to Penang for visitors. As you probably already know, Penang is an island off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is located at a Latitude of 5°22'8.37"N and Longitude of ...

Geography of Penang

Penang comprises Penang Island and Seberang Perai (also called Province Wellesley) on the mainland. The central part of Penang Island is hilly. The capital, George Town, rolls out from the northeast tip of ...

Penang Hiastory

If you asked a Penangite for the history of Penang, he will probably tell you that "Penang was founded by Captain Francis Light." Another Penangite may dispute the term "founded", saying ...
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