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.