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Penang Old Real Photo Postcard Bird's Eye View of GEORGE TOWN General View 檳城 30Vintage Real Photo Photograph Photographic Old Postcard. Malay Malaya Straits Settlements. Penang. Panorama, General View. Bird's Eye View Viewed of George Town. 檳城.
Typed on back : Georgetown is the capital of Penang, or Prince of Wales Island, one of the Straits Settlements off west coast of the Malay Peninsular.
Series No: 30
Background: Penang (in Malay Pulau Pinang, Jawi:بينانج) is an island on the north-west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The offical name of the Penang island is Prince of Wales Island and the town is Georgetown, but neither of these names is in general use. Penang was founded 17th July, 1786, having been ceded to the East India Company by the Sultan of Kedal, in return for an annuity in 1785. At this time the island was almost uninhabited, Penang has an excellent harbour and is the centre of considerable trade.
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