Penang Island, MY by Isidro Ramírez

Blue Mountain, Penang Island

Penang is one of the most industrialized states in Malaysia. As a consequence, most of its flatland has been developed for industrial use. The rapid industrial and economic growth of Penang has caused a sharp increase in its population and, as a result, an increase in the need for more land for housing. As a small island (293 km2), with limited flatland, more and more housing developments have been pushed onto the island’s hillslopes.

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