Lying off the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia, the state of the Penang comprises Penang island with an area of 285 sq km and a narrow strip of land approximately 760 sq km on the mainland known as Seberang Perai.

Aptly called the Pearl of the Orient, Penang is one of the prime destinations in the country. State capital Georgetown is a bustling town known for its fascinating collection of fine old buildings. Much of Penang’s charm lies in its fabulous beaches as well as rich cultural potpourri.

Witness the delightful fusion of the East and West as well as the old and new in the Pearl of the Orient, Penang. Penang and Seberang Perai are linked by the longest bridge in Asia, the Penang Bridge, as well as the oldest cross channel ferry service in the country.

Elegant colonial buildings rise among modern skyscrapers in its capital, Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while unique flora and fauna flourish in the Penang National Park. Festivals are celebrated with much colour and gusto at this Cuisine Capital, famed for its bewildering array of mouth watering eats.

Penang Area: 1 030 square km

Penang Capital: Georgetown

Penang Administrative Divisions: Central Seberang Perai, North Seberang Perai, South Seberang Perai, Northeast and Southwest

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