Saturday, January 30, 2010

Penang

Scenic Sunday


Penang Hill overlooks the whole of Penang. Penang is 6 hour away from where I live.

Penang is a state in Malaysia, located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia by the Strait of Malacca. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia after Perlis, and the eighth most populous. A resident of Penang is colloquially known as a Penangite.

The name "Penang" comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means island of the areca nut palm (Areca catechu, family Palmae). The name Penang can refer either to the island of Penang or the state of Penang. The capital of Penang state is George Town. More specifically, George Town is also called Tanjung in Malay. Penang Island is simply Pulau Pinang and Penang state is Negeri Pulau Pinang in Malay.

Penang is severally known as "The Pearl of the Orient" and "Pulau Pinang Pulau Mutiara" (Penang Island of Pearls). (source: wikipedia)

7 comments:

Hilda said...

Awesome photo!

placesandmemories said...

thanks Hilda

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful view of Penang. Great photo.

Vicky said...

Great photo!!! Thanks for all these information

noel said...

i forgot how pretty the view is from the top and i love the funiculars there.

Ann said...

did you go up on the cable car? Your night scene is beautiful.

Manang Kim said...

Wow it looks like jewelries scattered around the ground. Thanks for sharing!


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