Georgetown, named after Britain's King George III, is the historic capital of Pinang island. Located on its northeastern corner it is the largest city of the island. Georgetown was founded in 1786 by Francis Light, a trader for the British East India Company, as base for the company in the Malay States. The city retains more of its historic heritage than any other city in Malaysia. Georgetown's historic centre is located near the northeastern tip of Pinang island. Together with Melaka, Georgetown has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008.
01 Georgetown 02 Georgetown 03 Old Chinese shops 04 Chinese temple 05 Georgetown city hall
06 Georgetown city hall 07 Georgetown city hall 08 Clock tower 09 Georgetown 10 Minaret
11 Mosque 12 Mosque interior 13 Mosque interior 14 Georgetown 15 Komtar tower
16 Gurney Plaza shopping mall 17 Gurney Plaza shopping mall 18 Gurney Plaza shopping mall
19 Around the Gurney Plaza mall 20 Around the Gurney Plaza mall
21 Watefront and skyscrapers 22 Watefront and skyscrapers 23 Watefront and skyscrapers
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