Penang is an island off the coast of Malaysia, adjoining the Malacca Strait. Beginning in the late 1700s, it was a major trans-shipping port under British colonial rule. After WWII, it became part of the Malaysian union. It recently has been dubbed the “Silicon Valley of the East”. In spite of that, the slow internet in the old historic center of Georgetown is rather slow, so uploading most pictures may come along slowly or later.