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Island Of Charm

Pulau Pinang actually means Penang Island, but administratively the other part, Seberang Perai on the mainland, is also included as the State of Pulau Pinang.

The Pinang is a common local palm, with edible betel-nuts.

The island is more well-known and visitors local and international fill its shopping centres and restaurants. Tourists buses are found all over and hotels are numerous. There is a sort of old world charm about Penang. This attracts visitors, though it also contributes to some inefficiencies.

The city is mostly populated by Chinese originating from Fujian, China. Fujian dialect - Hokkien - is the most common here. Cantonese is also widely spoken here, and you find most people conversant in English, Malay and Mandarin. Penang is quite an international city.

About 1.2 million people stay on the island proper and another 1 million on the mainland ( Seberang Perai ).

Entering The Island By Bridge

The bridge is very busy and choke with traffic especially on weekends when crowds rush into the island for its famed food and entertainment.

The City Of Georgetown

The view of Georgetown is impressive, with many towering buildings - apartments, hotels and offices. The tallest is KOMTAR ( Kompleks Tunku Abdul Rahman ) which is clearly seen on the right side of the picture.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Compact International City
  • Cons:Too Congested
  • In a nutshell:A Little Jewel
  • Last visit to Negeri Pulau Pinang: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated Sep 12, 2005
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