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Penang Old RP Postcard Clock Tower F.M.S. Railways TRAM Street Harbour Boat PierVintage Old Real Photo Photograph Photographic Postcard. Malaya Straits Settlements Malay. Penang. Clock Tower. Federated Malay States F.M.S. Railways. Railway. Harbour, Native Boats, Pier. Street Scene, Rickshaw, Coolies, Bullock Cart, Vintage Motor Cars. Building with Capstan. Firm, Company. Tram, Tramway. 恒遠公司.
Series No: 136
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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