I thought I'd join in with today's "Tell Me About Your Town" link up. The theme is history, and the town where I live currently has played an interesting role in world events in recent centuries:
Sir Frances Light's Stone in the Cemetery
Thomas Leonowens, the husband of Anna Leonowens, of The King and I/Anna and the King fame, is buried in the Old Protestant Cemetery in Georgetown.
Dr. Sun Yat Sen stayed in Penang for a short time during his political career, in 1910. Road to Dawn is a historical fiction film that was made on location in Penang, that references this episode in Sun Yat Sen's life.
One of the homes in our neighborhood, post-tsunami
A number of famous people in more recent history hail from Penang. Ever heard of Jimmy Choo? He was born on this island. A former prime minister of Malaysia, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, is also from this state.
Learn anything new? I collected just a few of the historical facts that I've always found most interesting about this state. If you have any of Penang's history that you'd like to share in the comments, please do so!