Penang

Peninsular Malaysia

George Town, Penang Bridge, Penang Hill, Street Art, Cuisine

Introduction

Situated in the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, by the Straits of Malacca. Penang state is comprised of two parts, Penang Island and the mainland, Seberang Perai, connected by Malaysia's two longest road bridges, the Penang Bridge and the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge; the latter, as of May 2019, being the longest oversea bridge in Southeast Asia. The second smallest Malaysian state by land mass, Penang is bordered by Kedah to the north and the east, and Perak to the south.

George Town is Penang's capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. George Town is the colorful, multicultural capital of the Malaysian island of Penang. Once an important Straits of Malacca trading hub, the city is known for its British colonial buildings, Chinese shophouses and mosques. Beyond the old town, George Town is a modern city with skyscrapers and shopping malls. Famous for its historical architecture, it offers a glimpse into the nation's colonial past whilst offering visitors a delight to their palettes.

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