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Penang Island

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Pearl of the Orient

Penang Island blends historical elements with natural exploration. Long a place of trade between Asian kingdoms and European colonial powers, the island's varied history and cultural influences are seen in a range of historical and cultural sites around its main urban centers, from British forts and factories to Chinese shophouses and narrow market streets. Outside of the towns, the island offers palm-lined beaches, sprawling native jungles, and agricultural land, which is known for providing the island with the fresh produce used in its thriving cuisine. Penang Island is in Penang. Plan how to spend your time in Penang Island and other destinations in Malaysia using our Malaysia tour planning tool .
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Kid-friendly things to do in Penang Island

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