Globalization and New Intra-Urban Dynamics in Asian Cities.
George Town, Penang: Areca Books.
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Simultaneously, spices were harvested on the island, turning it into a regional centre for spice production.
Following the decline of its trade towards the 1970s, Penang's economy was reoriented towards hi-tech manufacturing.
In addition, art exhibitions are frequently held at cultural centres within George Town, such as the Hin Bus Depot.
Centred in , the metropolitan area encompasses the entire State of Penang, southern and northern.
Most of the international banks still retain their offices at , which also serves as the city's.