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Sunrise in the Straits, Penang Island, a view from Eastern and Oriental Hotel
A view from Eastern and Oriental Hotel, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia Penang coming from the modern Malay word Pulau Pinang, the Island of the Areca Nut Palm. In the 15th century, Penang Island was referred to as 檳榔嶼 in the navigational drawings used by Admiral Zheng He 鄭和 of Ming China (明朝) George Town