Penang, renowned as the Pearl of the Orient, is a state on the west coast of Peninsular . Geographically, the state consists of Pulau Pinang, or Penang Island, and Seberang Perai, the mainland strip facing the island, which are separated by a small stretch of the Strait of Malacca.

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is the capital city of the state of .

, is a town in central . Located west of George Town, is largely a suburban area home to the famous Penang Hill, or Bukit Bendera, and the gigantic Kek Lok Si Temple.

is the main town on the mainland side of state in .


is a town in , . The area makes up the south-east region of Pulau Pinang …

is a town in , . Along with the surrounding area, literally makes up the backcountry of the island, offering a laidback kampung lifestyle, with rice paddies and fruit farms scattered throughout.

is in . is a town in Penang State.

is a town in . Exit at Bukit Tambun toll along the North-South Expressway A lot of traditional Chinese Restaurant at Bukit Tambun sell very nice Kari Fish with rice, black soya sauce pork.

is a satellite township in . Situated beside the north south highway, nearby to the entrance of Penang Bridge.

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  • Location: , , ,
  • Population: 1,890,000
  • Abbreviation: PNG
  • Latitude: 5° 22' 36.4" (5.3768°) north
  • Longitude: 100° 15' 30.5" (100.2585°) east
  • Elevation: 462 meters (1516 feet)
  • Wikidata: Penang
  • Wikimedia Commons: Penang

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