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Tanjung Tokong

Tanjung Tokong is a suburb of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. It is located along the northeastern coast of Penang Island, next to Pulau Tikus and 4 km (2.5 mi) northwest of George Town proper. Over the recent decades, the former fishing village has been transformed into a residential suburb of George Town. The area had already been inhabited for decades prior to Captain Francis Light's founding of Penang Island in 1786. Tanjung Tokong was believed to be the site of the first Chinese settlement on Penang Island. Up until the 1970s, Tanjung Tokong was a fishing village; rapid urbanisation soon followed, with residential high-rises now lining the coast. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanjung_Tokong

George Town

George Town, the capital city of the state of Penang, is located at the northeastern tip of Penang Island. It is Malaysia's second largest city. The historical core of George Town has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008. the city hosts unique cultural heritage, such as the Peranakans, a hybrid ethnicity which has left its mark on Penang's architecture and cuisine. Peranakan Chinese or Straits-born Chinese are the descendants of Chinese immigrants who came to Malaysia and Singapore, (where they are also referred to as Baba-Nyonya) and Indonesia; (where they're also referred as Kiau-Seng)between the 15th and 17th centuries. Members of this community in Malaysia address themselves as "Baba Nyonya". Nyonya is the term for the women and Baba for the men. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Town,_Penang https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peranakan

Butterfly & Fruit Farms

Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm and Tropical Fruit Farm in Teluk Bahang were done on separate days and both were lovely experiences.