Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir made her first official visit to Penang on March 6-8, 2017. The trip was an opportunity to engage with U.S. companies, meet with government and civil society, and also enjoy Penang’s vibrant culture. Ambassador Lakhdhir visited several U.S. companies, including Intel, which has been in Penang for 45 years and employs 8,000 staff there.
In addition, she was also treated to a walking tour of George Town by native Joe Sidek, founder of the world-famous George Town Arts Festival. She also found time to tour the upper walkway of THE TOP komtar Penang and enjoy the views from the Rainbow Skywalk and Observatory Deck.