Penang, Malaysia- World's Heritage City by UNESCO (2012)





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Published on Apr 26, 2012

Penang is one of the most developed state in Malaysia.. The capital city, George Town always been considered as the second best city in Malaysia, behind Kuala Lumpur.. Highly urbanised and industrialised Penang is one of the most developed and economically important states in the country, as well as a thriving tourist destination..

Penang is an island on the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia.. It's divided in two territories, Penang island and Seberang Perai in the mainland of peninsular.. Penang is often known as "The Pearl of the Orient", "东方花园" and Pulau Pinang Pulau Mutiara (Penang, Island of Pearls)..

Penang has been ranked by Yahoo! Travel as one of the "10 Islands to Explore Before You Die" and listed in Patricia Schultz's best-selling 1,000 Places to See Before You Die travel book..

The architecture of Penang is a durable testament of her history -- a culmination of over a century and a half of British presence, as well as the confluence of immigrants and the culture they brought with them. Fort Cornwallis at the Esplanade was the first structure the British built in Penang..

Outstanding examples of colonial period buildings include the Municipal Council and Town Hall buildings, the buildings in the old commercial district, the Penang Museum, the Eastern and Oriental Hotel, and St George's Anglican Church -- all of which are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site..


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