Although there are so many plantations, a great part of Pinang is uncleared, and from the Peak most of it looks like a forest.
They have been settled in Pinang and Singapore for ninety-three and sixty-three years respectively; but except that they have given up the barbarous custom of crushing the feet of girls, they are, in customs, dress, and habits, the exact counterparts of the Chinese of Canton or Amoy.
It was very hot below, but when I went up on deck it was cool, and in the colored dawn we were just running up to the island-group of which Pinang is the chief, and reached the channel which divides it from Leper Island just at sunrise.
The centre of Pinang is wooded and not much cultivated, but on the south and south-west coasts there are fine sugar, coffee and pepper plantations.
Banyan Tree The villas are about an hour and a half drive from the nearest town of Tanjung Pinang and about 10 minutes from the nearest ferry jetty.
I have also seen suggestions that some detainees or asylum seekers in the Tanjung Pinang detention centre may have been badly treated.
The original recipe calls for baby bananas, in which a variety called "Pinang Emas" comes to mind.
Although there are so many plantations, a great part of Pinang is uncleared, and from the peak most of it looks like a forest.
There are about six hundred and twelve Europeans in the town and on Pinang, but they make little show, though their large massive bungalows, under the shade of great bread-fruit and tamarind-trees, give one the idea of wealth and solidity.