George Town, Penang, Malaysia

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Marcus Karlsson
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George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 28 Aug 2017, 18:52

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Present Arms of George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

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Re: George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 28 Aug 2017, 19:00

The former Arms granted by the College of Arms when George Town was granted city status n 1957 can be seen in this Wikipedia article:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Town,_Penang

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Re: George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Postby Chris Green » 29 Aug 2017, 05:45

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The 1957 arms.

My maternal grandparents met for the first time on the dock at Georgetown in 1913. Grandfather was an inspector in the Federated Malay States Police and his bride-to-be had come from England to marry him without ever having met him. My mother was born the following year in Taiping, Perak. I can find only one tiny image of Taiping's arms:

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Re: George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 29 Aug 2017, 19:22

Nice family story Chris Green. As for the Arms of Taiping I can make of that the Shield contains a Sun and a Crescent. But do you know what the charge under the Crescent is supposed to be? A Ship perhaps.


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