Province Wellesley was then gradually expanded up to its present-day boundaries in 1874.
By 1956, George Town became the first fully elected municipality in Malaya and in the following year, it was granted city status by , becoming the first city within the Federation of Malaya, and by extension, Malaysia.
Just drop by at Shikisen over at Tanjung Tokong and relive those good old Japan trip memories.
In addition, was ranked Malaysia's most attractive destination for commercial property investment by in 2016, surpassing even.
Following the decline of its trade towards the 1970s, Penang's economy was reoriented towards hi-tech manufacturing.
When Light reneged on his promise of military protection, the Kedah Sultan launched an attempt to recapture the Prince of Wales Island in 1791; the British East India Company subsequently defeated the Kedah forces.