is an island just off the NW coast of mainland Malaysia. Up until
1786, when it became a British Settlement, the island was mainly
jungle with just a few fishermen living there. Georgetown, named
after the British monarch, King George IV, was established as
the island's capital and it quickly became a major port in Asia.
Penang is one of the most popular destinations
in Malaysia it has something to offer every visitor - historical
and cultural sights, scenery, beaches, great Indian Chinese &
Malay food. Georgetown, the island's main base, is an architectural
sight in itself, one of the best preserved Chinatown in Asia.
The mainland city of Butterworth is the
gateway to, and main transport terminal, for Penang.
Attention!!! there is Penang ROAD(Jalan)
and Penang STREET (Lebuh) that are 2 different things!