Penang, A Suburb

Penang, A Suburb Malaysia Southeast Asia


Stock #: 684387
Type: Postcard
Country: Malaysia
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Penang The official name of the island is Prince of Wales Island and the town is Georgetown, but neither of these names is in general use. Penang was founded 17th july, 1786, having been ceded to the East India Company by the Sultan of Kedal in return for an annuity in 1785. At this time the island was almost uninhabited. Penang has an excellent harbour and is the centre of considerable trade.