Future-proofing Penang


According to real estate valuer Henry Butcher Malaysia, a tract of commercial land in Bayan Lepas was transacted at RM 300ft2 last year, testament to the value of locations near an international airport and established infrastructure. Starpic by Zainudin Ahad

Observers of Penang's modern history cannot help but notice that the island always has a knack for bravely forging its future, even when faced with seemingly insurmountable odds.

Francis Light, hailed as the founder of modern Penang, established George Town (in honour of King George III) in 1786 when he found the area, at the upper reaches of the Melaka Strait, strategic.

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