Penang ...

... Island of Dreams

 

Quick Facts

Penang Island shaped like a turtle
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UNESCO World Heritage Site

7 July 2008, Georgetown declared a World Heritage Site.

Milestones

Batu Ferringhi Beach, Penang Island

State Flag

The State Flag consists of three vertical stripes of equal width of light blue, white and yellow.

State Anthem

Selamat Tuhan kurniakan
Selamat Pulau Pinang
Negeriku yang mulia
Kutaat dan setia
Aman dan bahagia
Majulah jayalah
Negeriku yang ku cinta
Bersatu dan bersama
Untuk negeri kita

Translation

May God grant safety
Safety to Penang
My noble state
To which I am loyal and faithful
Peaceful and happy
May you progress and succeed
My state which I love
United and together
For our state.

State Emblem

The betel nut tree is synonymous with the island. The bridge unites the island with the mainland part of the state.

It symbolizes the unity between the state and the federation.

The two pillars of the bridge represents the two basic features of the New Economic Policy, namely the

The four cables represent the four major races of the nation - Malays, Chinese, Indians and others.

The five blue and white waves represent the five principles of the Rukunegara (Principles of Nationhood).

 

What Visitors Say

German visits again and again

GEORGE TOWN: To octogenarian German Wilma Budke, Penang is her very own "Fantasy Island" and it is like paying 'homage' whenever she flies to the island for her annual vacation.

The 81-year-old widow has created a record of sorts by holidaying in Penang every year since 1978 - she is now the longest returnee foreign hotel guest in the hospitality industry. Budke, from the industrial city of Osnabruck, is also the longest foreign guest returnee at two Shangri-La Resort properties here. To date, she has chalked up 4,159 room nights at the two resorts.

For her loyalty, the Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas and his consort Toh Puan Hajah Majimor Shariff granted her an audience at their official residence Seri Mutiara here yesterday. The occasion was more meaningful as it was her 81st birthday and Abdul Rahman presented her with a plaque as a gesture of appreciation on behalf of the two hotels, Golden Sands Resort and Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa. On what lured her to keep coming back for 31 consecutive years, Budke said:

"Friendly Penangites, food and fine weather".

Budke used to come with her husband Friedrich Budke. They came to know about Pulau Pinang through a travel brochure. After her husband passed away in 1997, she continued to visit. The couple did not have any children.

 

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