Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Penang is one of the state in Malaysia, located on the northwest coast of Penisular Malaysia by the Strait of Malacca. The name "Penang" comes from the modern Malay name "Pulau Pinang". 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).