Penang, Malaysia January 2019

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”. Singapore, Taiwan and Korea might think the title should belong to them.

Traditional building, historic Georgetown, Penang

Time to head on to Phuket Island, Thailand.

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