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Penang is selected as one of the most livable place to consider as a 2nd Home under Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) scheme initiated by Malaysia Government; a special package designed for Expatriate retirees who may wish to make Malaysia as their second home




ABOUT PENANG / Travel Guide

Penang Travel Guide-sightseeing attractions Penang is strategically located in the north-western part of peninsular Malaysia. The state consist of Penang Island and a strip of land in peninsula Malaysia, about 760 sq km area size. The mainland area is known as Province Wellesley.  Both island and mainland are linked by the famous Penang Bridge, which is about 13.5 Kilometers long, the longest bridge in South-East Asia.
Penang island, known as the 'Pearl of the Orient', was founded by Captain Francis Light of the British East India Company in 1786 and developed as a trading port for tea, spices, china and cloth in historical times.

Georgetown is the capital city of Penang and became a historical city when designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 7 July 2008, in recognition of the unique cultural cityscape with multi architectural buildings representing cultural heritage of the Chinese, Indians, Arabs, Malays, Achehnese, Siamese, Burmese and Europeans.

Penang is a relatively small island of land area about 285 sq km. There are ample attractions with nice sandy beach resort hotels along the coast, lush greenery in the parks and along the roads off the urban area, friendly people, delicious international and local cuisines, historical heritage buildings and laid-back nature. An ideal place for holiday and to discover a delightful array of new experiences, from the tantalizing local desserts to the fantastic retail bargains within the city.
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Street Of Harmony Gurney Drive Seafront
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Little Penang Street Georgetown Heritage Buildings
Lebuh Pantai (Beach Street) Heritage Cafes In GeorgeTown
Weld Quay (Pengkalan Weld) Gold Jewellery Shopping

Penang people are multi racial and are so unique that they can get along peacefully without racial conflicts. The main communities are Malay, Chinese and Indian. Although Islam is the Malaysia's official religion, each ethnic race have the freedom to observe their own culture and religion in harmony. Malay is the national language. But the local people can also speak good English or Mandarin, besides the local Cantonese, Hokkien and Tamil dialects.

If you are in Penang for only a short visit, you can consider taking a 1-day tour round the relatively small island for amazing discoveries. The climate is mildly hot with seasonal rainfall and ample sunshine, considerably the right place to get away from the cold winters for a sunny holiday vacation in Penang.

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