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Balik Pulau Town, Penang

Balik Pulau Town - Penang, Malaysia
Balik Pulau Town
Jalan Teluk Bahang, Balik Pulau, Malaysia 11000Map
+60 4 262 0202

Literally meaning “behind the Island,” this agricultural community grows cloves and nutmeg plus unusual crops such as durian among its rubber estates. These are the heritage of the Hakka community's sweat and effort. In the center of town is a drinking fountain donated by Koh Seang Tat in 1882. The old but graceful Catholic church reminds one of the British presence. Another center of town highlight is the District Land Office Building, built around 1880, which once housed the post and telegraph offices plus other municipal functions, including the opium clerk. Upstairs was a district court house.

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