There was no one walking the street in the late afternoon. Despite the fact that George Town on Penang Island is the second-largest city in Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur, the capital, the place where I was walking was as quiet as a ruin. It was hot here in the tropics, so the locals were probably relaxing in their houses during the hot midday. The only people walking around drenched in sweat were tourists like me.
The name of this town, which began with the settlement of the British East India Company in the 18th century, was named after King George III of England at that time. Incidentally, towns with the name George Town exist all over the world. The capital of the British Cayman Islands and the capital of Guyana are also named George Town. You also can find "George Town" in Ascension Island, Australia, Tasmania, and the Bahamas. In addition, there are more than 40 George Towns in the United States alone. Not all of them seem to be named after the King of England, though.
|Jul 2012 IN THE CITY MALAYSIA|
|LONELINESS PENANG STREET|
July 10, 2012
May 26, 2021
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