South West Penang Island (Malay: Pulau Pinang Barat Daya), is one of the five administrative districts in the state of Penang. It covers an area of 176 square kilometres, and had a population of 196,195 at the 2010 Census (provisional result). The district seat is located in Balik Pulau.
Famous quotes containing the words island, south-west:
“This island is made mainly of coal and surrounded by fish. Only an organizing genius could produce a shortage of coal and fish at the same time.”
—Aneurin Bevan (18971960)
“The Westerly Wind asserting his sway from the south-west quarter is often like a monarch gone mad, driving forth with wild imprecations the most faithful of his courtiers to shipwreck, disaster, and death.”
—Joseph Conrad (18571924)