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George Town, Malaysia

Australia has become increasingly connected in recent years with its neighbours in the Asian and Pacific region.

In 1972 the then Premier of South Australia, the Hon. D.A. Dunstan suggested that the City of Adelaide might consider the establishment of links with George Town in Penang, Malaysia.

On 19th February, 1973, the City of Adelaide resolved that the establishment of a Sister City relationship between George Town, Penang and Adelaide be adopted and implemented if Penang was in accord with the proposal.

Dr. Lim Shong Eu, then Chief Minister of the State of Penang, on 8th December, 1973, signed a sealed scroll recording that the City Council had resolved that the City of George Town, Penang, would enter into a Sister City relationship with the City of Adelaide, South Australia, thereby completing the arrangements between the two cities.

South East Asia Business Mission - Penang | July 2016

About George Town

The Island of Penang is about 24 kilometres long and 14 kilometres wide at its broadest point. Penang was founded in 1786 by Captain Francis Light, 50 years later in 1836, Adelaide was founded by his son, Colonel William Light. Penang is a bustling port with a strong industrial base and a diverse and interesting heritage.

George Town the capital city of Penang, has a population of 900,000 and was named by the British after King George III. This interesting city has a range of architectural features, ranging from those of British settlement to those of the new modern Penang.

The multicultural society allows for a wealth of cultural activities, events and foods. From the market atmosphere, the historic Colonial era or to the current economic centre, Penang and George Town have something to offer everyone.

For more information on George Town and Penang, please visit the sites listed below.

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