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 (pə-năng′, pē′näng′)


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


(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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While Penang was founded over 200 years ago, it is now more accessible than ever.
I realized though, after my last travel to the wonderful country of Malaysia, paticularly in the state of Penang, that the whole experience of traveling should never be concentrated on just food to taste and things to buy.
Qatar Airways' VIP delegation was warmly welcomed at Penang International Airport.
Flash floods caused by hours of torrential rain killed at least five people in Malaysia and military forces deployed on Sunday to help rescue thousands of displaced people in the northern state of Penang.
In addition to its beautiful sandy beaches and stunning natural scenery, Penang is considered to be the gourmet capital of Malaysia.
Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd has announced that the Works Ministry did not oppose and had not criticised the consultancy fees of RM305 million paid by Penang when it was briefed.
Findings that 119 foreigners were working as cooks in 68 hawker centres on Penang Island prompted the move.
Penang, Malaysia, and Sanya, Hainan Island, China, will play host to up to 120 Hosted Buyers and 120 exhibitors for two and half days of uninterrupted business deals in May 2016.
A set of housing policies that used by the previous government for 27 years has been revoked by the current Penang government with an introduction of a new guideline It allows the rapid growing of high-rise building density and lead to the increasing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.
The call, which was reportedly made as the plane was flying low near Penang, has been traced to co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid's phone.
The co-pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 made a desperate call from his mobile phone as the plane was flying low near Penang, in the morning it vanished, a new twist into the missing flight's investigation reveals.