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 (pə-năng′, pē′näng′)
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1. (Placename) Also called: Pulau Pinang a state of Peninsular Malaysia: consists of the island of Penang and the province Wellesley on the mainland, which first united administratively in 1798 as a British colony. Capital: George Town. Pop: 1 313 449 (2000). Area: 1030 sq km (398 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a forested island off the NW coast of Malaya, in the Strait of Malacca. Area: 293 sq km (113 sq miles). Former name (until about 1867): Prince of Wales Island
3. (Placename) another name for George Town
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(pɪˈnæŋ, -ˈnɑŋ, ˈpiˈnɑŋ)

1. an island in SE Asia, off the W coast of the Malay Peninsula. 110 sq. mi. (285 sq. km).
2. a state in Malaysia including this island and parts of the adjacent mainland. 954,638; 400 sq. mi. (1036 sq. km). Cap.: Georgetown. Malay, Pinang.
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According to the Chief Minister of Peneng in Malaysia, the local government has established an agreement with Taiwan's China Airlines, that will see direct daily flights from Taipei to Penang starting in June.
Qatar Airways' VIP delegation was warmly welcomed at Penang International Airport.
KUALA LUMPUR -- At least five persons were killed in floods and hours of torrential rain in Penang state of Malaysia on Sunday; military forces were deployed to rescue thousands of displaced people.
A set of housing policies that used by the previous government for 27 years has been revoked by the current Penang government with an introduction of a new guideline It allows the rapid growing of high-rise building density and lead to the increasing in the high-rise building construction.
When it comes to city breaks, Penang is Malaysia's crown jewel.
Search and rescue operation at the collapsed Batu Maung interchange of the Second Penang Bridge in Malaysia has been called off, after trekker dogs deployed at the site earlier on Saturday failed to locate any other possibly trapped victims.
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