Pulau Penang, the "Island of the Betelnut Tree", has long been an inviting
destination for traders and travellers. The resort is also less than an hour
away from George Town, the oldest colonial city in the country.
founded by British t today raders in 1786 and had a century-long history of
trade with China, India, the Middle East and Europe. This historical spice
trading port offers the curious explorer a wealth of fascinating sights that
reflect its diverse heritage up until. With the largest number of pre-World War
II buildings in South-East Asia and its charming colonial architecture, the city
was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.
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in Penang", by visiting Eat.Play.Shop, an online Malaysian travel guide, which
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