Penang


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Penang:

see PinangPinang
or Penang
, state (1991 pop. 1,065,075), c.400 sq mi (1,040 sq km), Malaysia, on the Strait of Malacca. It consists of Pulau Pinang (an island of 108 sq mi/280 sq km), formerly known as Georgetown; and Province Wellesley (292 sq mi/756 sq km), a strip of
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, Malaysia.

Penang

1. a state of Peninsular Malaysia: consists of the island of Penang and the province Wellesley on the mainland, which first united administratively in 1798 as a British colony. Capital: George Town. Pop.: 1 313 449 (2000). Area: 1031 sq. km (398 sq. miles)
2. a forested island off the NW coast of Malaya, in the Strait of Malacca. Area: 293 sq. km (113 sq. miles)
3. another name for George Town
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Minister Balakrishnan met and was hosted to lunch by Penang Chief Minister YAB Tuan Chow Kon Yeow, and had a fruitful discussion on ways to expand collaboration between Singapore and Penang across various sectors.
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