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George Town,

town (1989 pop. 12,921), capital and administrative center of the Cayman IslandsCayman Islands
, British dependency (2015 est. pop. 60,000), 100 sq mi (259 sq km), comprising three low-lying islands in the West Indies. George Town, the capital and chief port, is on Grand Cayman; the other islands are Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.
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, in the West Indies. A major offshore banking and business center, it is the site of several hundred banks. In addition, many companies have subsidiaries there because of the substantial tax advantages. Tourism, including skin diving and duty-free shopping, is also economically important.

George Town

a port in NW Malaysia, capital of Penang state, in NE Penang Island: the first chartered city of the Malayan federation. Pop.: 162 000 (2005 est.)
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If you have over-indulged, you may like to leave a visit to The Top at Komtar (the tallest building) until your hangover has well and truly disappeared and make way instead to see some of the incredible street art of George Town, any of the colourful temples or perhaps the Clan Jetties - narrow walkways among houses built on stilts above the water, where residents avoided land tax under British rule.
All types of cuisines are represented, but for authentic Penang fare, there are numerous hawker centers around George Town to choose from.
All buildings are located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site in George Town, Penang.
There are also numerous artsy festivals, such as the George Town Festival during July, which celebrates the city's World Heritage Site status with concerts and art exhibitions, and the Pesta Pulau Penang in December, which includes a carnival and numerous other events.
On it's arrival at George Town Port, 'Jewel of Muscat' was received by Aflah bin Sulaiman al Ta'ei, Sultanate's ambassador to Malaysia, Liyowtha bint Sultan al Mughairiyah, head of the Foreign Ministry Secretary General's Office Department and team leader of 'Jewel of Muscat' Project and a number of Malaysian officials.
The writer was buried at the West Bay Cemetery in George Town.
A regular stop for huge cruise ships, from which hordes of tourists swarm into the spacious jewelry and souvenir stores, George Town has an endless supply of glittering goodies at alluring prices.
Passengers arriving at the popular port of George Town, Grand Cayman, today will see very little evidence that "Ivan the Terrible" ravaged the city and the island on September 12, 2004.
The millionaire Glasgow developer built a multi-million pound office complex and pounds 2million sea-front apartment in George Town two years ago.
United National, headquartered in George Town, Grand Cayman, is a specialty property and casualty insurance carrier.
All New Itinerary--Sail from Ft Lauderdale visiting a variety of exciting new ports and old favourites--Key West, Veracruz (Mexico), Cozumel (Mexico), George Town (Grand Cayman), Grand Turk (Turks & Caicos) and Half Moon Cay, Holland America's private island.