Introduction

 

Penang, "The Pearl Of the Orient" lies off the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The state comprises the island of Penang covering by sea site on the mainland known as Seberang Perai separated by a channel 3km wide at the closest point. Its population of more than 1 million represents a happy mix.

Georgetown, at the north-eastern tip of the island is the seat of administration and is also the commercial hub of the state. Each point the stamp of different foreign influences in its colorful history.This bustling metropolitan city combines the best of east and west as seen in its fascinating collection of fine old buildings, Penang today is a resort island in full bloom - an idyllic playground for worshippers of the sun and the sea. It's multi-racial population contributes to a wealth of cultural attractions and festivals for visitors to bring home memories of happy times in Penang.