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Georgetown Streets

This is what most of the historic center looked like, rows of shophouses being used as both shops and homes.
In Georgetown, Penang

June 11th 2011
Penang is an island off of Malaysia, in the Melacca Straits, the narrow, strategic passage where all the shipping has always moved between Asia and India / the Middle East / Europe. I’ve been visiting the city of Georgetown, or George Town, which is the main city on the island and one of the larger cities in Malaysia. Georgetown is a fascinating mix of Chinese, Malay, and Indian culture. Its cu ... read more
Asia » Malaysia » Penang » George Town

Malaysian Flag During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula formed the Fe... ... read more
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