Saturday, October 9, 2010


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Pulau Pinang

Penang , " the pearl of the orient" lies off the northwestern coast of peninsular Malaysia. The state comprises the island of Penang covering an area of about 285 sq. Km and a narrow strip of approximately 760 sq. Km on the mainland known as Seberang Perai (province Wellesley) separated by a channel 3 km wide at the closest point. They are linked by the Penang bridge and a 24-hour Ferry service. Its population of more than 1 million represents a happy mix of the major races found in Malaysia with Malays making up 32%, the Chinese 59% and Indians 7%.
Georgetown , at the north-eastern tip of the island is the seat of administration and is also the commercial hub of the state. This bustling metropolitan city combines the best of east and west as seen in its fascinating collection of fine old buildings, each bearing the stamp of different foreign influences in its colorful history. Much of its charm also lies in its famous golden beaches and calm warm seas. Penang today is a resort island in full bloom - an idyllic playground for worshippers of the sun and the sea. Its multi-racial population contributes to a wealth of cultural attractions and festivals for visitors to bring home memories of happy times in Penang.  Penang map

Place of Interest
Nature and Adventure
. Acheen Street Mosque
. Balik Pulau
. Balik Pulau kampung houses
. Batu Maung Fishing Village
. Botanic Gardens
. Butterfly Farm
. Cheah Kongsi
. Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
. China Town
. City Hall, Esplanade
. Clock Tower
. Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
. Dr. Sun yat sen's Penang base
. Forestry Museum
. Fort Cornwallis
. Goddess of Mercy Temple
. Kampung Seronok
. Kapitan Kling Mosque
. Kek Lok Si Temple
. Khoo Kongsi Temple
. Komtar Building
. Orchid & Hibiscus Garden

Bukit Mertajam
. Bukit Mertajam recreational park
. Cherok Tok Kun Relics
. Mengkuang Dam
. Penang bird park
. Sacred Heart Church
. St Anne Church
Island and Beaches
. Batu Feringghi Beach
. Penang's famed beaches
. Rimau Island


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