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George Town or Georgetown, is the capital of the state of Penang in Malaysia. Named after Britain’s King George III, George Town is located on the north-east corner of Penang Island and has about 220,000 inhabitants, or about 400,000 including the suburbs.
Formerly a municipality and then a city in its own right, since 1976 George Town has been part of the municipality of Penang Island, though the area formerly governed by the city council is still commonly referred to as a city, and is also known as Tanjung (“The Cape”) in Malay and 喬治市 (Qiáozhì Shì) in Chinese.
George Town was founded in 1786 by Captain Francis Light, a trader for the British East India Company, as base for the company in the Malay States. He obtained the island of Penang from the Sultan of Kedah and built Fort Cornwallis on the north-eastern corner of the island. The fort became the nexus of a growing trading post and the island’s population reached 12,000 by 1804.
The town was built on swampy land that had to be cleared of vegetation, levelled and filled. The original commercial town was laid out between Light Street, Beach Street (then running close to the seashore), Malabar Street (subsequently called Chulia Street) and Pitt Street (now called Masjid Kapitan Keling Street).
The warehouses and godowns extended from Beach Street to the sea. By the 1880s, there were ghauts leading from Beach Street to the wharf and jetties as Beach Street receded inland due to land reclamation. A new waterfront was created at Weld Quay, where commercial buildings sprang up.
The historic commercial centre was segmented into the banking and trading areas related to port activities which included shipping companies, the import and export trade, and the wholesalers who dominate the southern section of Beach Street until now. It has been listed as a World Heritage site since July 2008.
Anugerah Pekomik 2009 & Konvensyen
PeKOMIK (Persatuan Penggiat Komik Malaysia) is organizing the Comic Convention (’Konvensyen‘) together with Anugerah PeKOMIK 2009 for the first time.
This glamorous event will be held at:
Location: Dewan Kedah Johor, PWTC (Putra World Trade Centre) Time: 10 am to 7 pm Day: Saturday Date: 25th April 2009
There will be 15 categories to be win which are: 1) Best Loose Cartoon (’Kartun Satu Muka Terbaik’)
2) Best Comic Series (’Siri Komik Kartun Terbaik’)
3) Best Comic in News Paper (’Komik SuratKhabar Terbaik’)
4) Special PeKOMIK Award (’Anugerah Berus Emas PeKOMIK’)
5) Best Publisher (’Penerbit Terbaik’)
6) Best Cover (’Lukisan Kulit Muka Terbaik’)
7) Best Painted Artist (’Ilustrator Manual/Digital Terbaik’)
8) Best Colourist (’Warnaan Terbaik’)
9) Best Inker (’Kemasan Ink Terbaik’)
10) Best Comic Magazine (’Majalah Komik Terbaik’)
11) Best Writer (’Penulis Terbaik’)
12) Best Comic Mini Series (’Siri Mini Komik Terbaik’)
13) Best New Comic (’Komik Baru Terbaik’)
14) Best Comic Artist (’Pelukis KomikTerbaik’)
15) Best Comic (’Komik Terbaik’) The judges for this PeKOMIK Award 2009 are the popular:
Dato’ Mohd Nor Khalid (Lat) (icon, legend, The Man)
Profesor Dr. Muliyadi Mahamood (UiTM lecturer aka Presiden Penaja PEKARTUN – Persatuan Kartunis Malaysia)
Jaafar Taib (my cartoon idola from Creative Enterprise)Hafidz Mahpar (Associate Editor of Business Section in The Star newspaper aka comic enthusiast).
For more information about this event and also to see the list of the finalists for each category, you can visit its Official Website.Souvenir that will be sold at RM8 per glass