This card is from a swap with SL Liew in Malaysia. I just love the colourful rooftops here!
Georgetown is the capital of the state of Penang in Malaysia. Named after Britain's King George III, Georgetown is located on the north-east corner of Penang Island and has about 220,000 inhabitants, or about 400,000 including the suburbs. The inner city of Georgetown is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Georgetown has the largest concentration of pre-war terracotta rooftop double storey terrace houses which are shops on the ground floor, with air wells and residential on top floor. Due to rent control after war set by the British administration, there was no urban renewal, thus indirectly preserving them. The rent control was repealed a decade ago.
The stamp is from a set of 3 stamps issued in 2009, depicting palm trees.