Penang Island

Penang Island (Malay: Pulau Pinang; Chinese: 檳榔嶼 Tamil:பினாங்கு தீவு) is part of the state of Penang, on the west coat of Peninsular Malaysia. It was named Prince of Wales Island when it was occupied by the British East India Company on 12 August 1786, in honour of the birthday of the Prince of Wales, later King George IV. The capital, George Town, was named after the reigning King George III.

Malaysia has another island called "Pulau Pinang", which is a diving site located in South China Sea and part of the Johor Marine Park, which consists of a group of islands: Pulau Aur, Pulau Dayang, Pulau Lang, and Pulau Pinang itself.

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Sungai Dua - Accessibility
... The Penang Bridge, which is a 5-minute drive from the Sungai Dua, brings convenience to the residents to exit the Penang Island ... or to major transportation hubs such as the Weld Quay (Penang Ferry Service), the Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal and the Penang International Airport ... Penang Zones North-East Penang Island South-West Penang Island Northern Seberang Perai Central Seberang Perai Southern Seberang Perai City Centre George Town (capital) City's Suburbs Air Itam Bagan Ajam ...
Batu Maung
... Batu Maung is a small town in Penang, Malaysia ... It is located in the southeastern part of Penang Island ... This shortened the journey from Batu Maung to Penang Bridge to around 15 minutes from almost an hour previously ...
Penang Island - Governance and Law - Local Authorities
... The local authority on the island is the Municipal Council of Penang Island (Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang) ... Penang Island is divided into 2 administrative districts ... The eastern portion of the island facing the mainland is highly urbanized and built-up with either industrial, commercial or residential areas ...
Bukit Tambun
... a town located at the south of the mainland of Penang ... It is also linked to Penang Island, Alor Star and Ipoh via North South Expressway ... The second Penang Bridge is also built near Bukit Tambun and will be opening soon ...
Municipal Council Of Penang Island
... The Municipal Council of Penang Island or Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP) is a local authority which administers the city of George Town and Penang Island ... This agency is under Penang state government ...

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