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Penang:

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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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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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It could engage hawkers like CEO Tan of the famous Keng Kwee Street Teowchew Chendol to train aspiring Penangite hawkers of the next generation, create a Penang Hawker Food University and brand Penang as a "global food haven" in the government's annual tourism campaign.
Penangites and tourists to the George Town heritage core zone were shocked and dumbfounded when two predators were found 'abducting' vulnerable victims, young and old, in broad daylight.
'I hope to shock Penangites and make them understand better what they've lost,' he said.
While public forums, town hall sessions and dialogues have been held and - according to the state's official PTMP website - about 19,021 people engaged, many Penangites remain unclear about the mega-project.
'The present site where the Penang Prison is located now could be used to build a new modern and spacious hospital for Penangites,' he said in a statement issued today.
'This online service will be providing easy access for medical services to all Penangites, especially those living in rural areas,' he said, adding that
Penaga assemblyman Yusni Mat Piah said the most possible outcome from the proposed Penang South Reclamation (PSR) is the eviction of low-income Penangites from the island state on top of disrupting the balance of nature.
Amid the ongoing airport debate, Lim Guan Eng again assured Penangites that the proposal to built one in Kulim can only take Penang's to 'greater heights'.
The transport solution for the state should serve the majority of Penangites and socially just for all levels of the society instead of rewarding car users, it added.
'Personally, I feel that this building may have some history to it, the late Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu's funeral was held here and my father's was also held here and this place was frequented by tens of thousands of Penangites over the years,' he said.
'We can use technology to give exemptions to all Penangites and those working here and the charges are only on cars of visitors from other states,' he said.
'The previous chief minister, the late Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu, was voted out in the 1990s because Penangites did not want massive developments on Penang Hill,' she said.