Topics: Penang, Malaysia, Malacca Pages: 4 (1301 words) Published: April 2, 2013
I was born I a state called Penang and lived there for the past eighteen years of my life. My father is born and leaves in Penang for the past 54 years of his life while my mother was from Kedah but after her marriage with my father she also lived in Penang until today. I live in a town known as Seberang Jaya. Penang is a beautiful state and unique state in Malaysia. Although Penang is the second smallest state after Pelis in Malaysia but it is a magnificent place. Penang is divided into two parts one is the island another is the mainland and is separated by The Straits of Malacca. The island is joined to the mainland by the Penang Bridge which is the fourth longest bridge in Southeast Asia. There are many beautiful and unique cultures and landmarks in Penang.

Firstly, the Penang Bridge is a beautiful and magnificent piece of modern engineering. The idea to build a bridge linking Seberang Perai to Penang Island was suggested by the late Tun Abdul Razak, the second Prime Minister of Malaysia and the late Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu, the second Chief Minister of Penang in the early 1970. Penang Bridge was planned during the term of third Prime Minister, Tun Hussein Onn on the late 1970. On 23 July 1981, works Minister, S. Samy Vellu announced that Penang Bridge would be constructed using the cable-stayed concrete girder of the San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge instead of the steel-tied arch in the style of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Construction of the bridge officially began on 1982. On 3 August 1983, the Penang Bridge is officially opened by the forth Prime Miniser, Tun Dato Seri Mahathir Mohammad. It was on 14 September 1985, the Penang Bridge is opened for traffic. This bridge is also the host for an international event known as the Penang Bridge Marathon. This event is held since 1985. This is the only time where the bridge is closed for traffic.

Besides, the capital of Penang is known as George Town is another magnificent and...
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