Friday, 26 February 2016

George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Malaysia is a developing country that has a privilege to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of the sites is George Town which is located in the north-east corner of Penang Island. The George Town area was once known as Tanjung (Cape) in Malay by the Malay community living there as it was situated on a cape area. The name is derived from the older name of the town, Tanjung Penaga (Cape Penaigre). But in the end, it was named after King George III as George Town after a settlement was established and founded by Francis Light who was a British Captain in 1786.