PENANG

A family see a view of Penang town from inside the ferry on May 16, 2014. The name "Penang" comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means "island of the areca nut palm". Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A family see a view of Penang town from inside the ferry on May 16, 2014. The name “Penang” comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means “island of the areca nut palm”. Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Tourist ride rickshaw around Penang town on May 16, 2014. The name "Penang" comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means "island of the areca nut palm". Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Tourist ride rickshaw around Penang town on May 16, 2014. The name “Penang” comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means “island of the areca nut palm”. Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A kid in the Penang Hill Railway on May 16, 2014. The name "Penang" comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means "island of the areca nut palm". Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A kid in the Penang Hill Railway on May 16, 2014. The name “Penang” comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means “island of the areca nut palm”. Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Penang Hill Railway move on the track from lower station to upper station Penang hill on May 16,2014. The name "Penang" comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means "island of the areca nut palm". Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Penang Hill Railway move on the track from lower station to upper station Penang hill on May 16,2014. The name “Penang” comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means “island of the areca nut palm”. Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Penang Hill Railway move on the track from lower station to upper station Penang hill on May 16,2014. The name "Penang" comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means "island of the areca nut palm". Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Penang Hill Railway move on the track from lower station to upper station Penang hill on May 16,2014. The name “Penang” comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means “island of the areca nut palm”. Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Workers doing construction work on top of the Penang hill with an elevation of 833m (2,723ft ) above sea level on May 16,2014. The name "Penang" comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means "island of the areca nut palm". Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Workers doing construction work on top of the Penang hill with an elevation of 833m (2,723ft ) above sea level on May 16,2014. The name “Penang” comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means “island of the areca nut palm”. Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A woman ran from rain on May 16, 2014. The name "Penang" comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means "island of the areca nut palm". Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A woman ran from rain on May 16, 2014. The name “Penang” comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means “island of the areca nut palm”. Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A woman ran from rain on May 16, 2014. The name "Penang" comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means "island of the areca nut palm". Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

A woman ran from rain on May 16, 2014. The name “Penang” comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means “island of the areca nut palm”. Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Students walk to the ferry on May 16, 2014. The name "Penang" comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means "island of the areca nut palm". Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Students walk to the ferry on May 16, 2014. The name “Penang” comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means “island of the areca nut palm”. Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Tourists ride a bicycle around Penang town on May 16, 2014. The name "Penang" comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means "island of the areca nut palm". Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Tourists ride a bicycle around Penang town on May 16, 2014. The name “Penang” comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means “island of the areca nut palm”. Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Tourists ride a bicycle around Penang town on May 16, 2014. The name "Penang" comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means "island of the areca nut palm". Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Tourists ride a bicycle around Penang town on May 16, 2014. The name “Penang” comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means “island of the areca nut palm”. Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Monks looks on a ferry on May 16, 2014. The name "Penang" comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means "island of the areca nut palm". Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

Monks looks on a ferry on May 16, 2014. The name “Penang” comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means “island of the areca nut palm”. Penang is a smallest Malaysian state in area after Perlis and ranked the eighth most populous. This state has third-highest Human Development Index in Malaysia, after the state of Selangor and the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Its heterogeneous population is highly diverse in ethnicity, culture, language, and religion. Photo Adib Rawi Yahya

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