Colonial Penang 1786-1957
by Andrew Barber
This book will take you on a comprehensive and highly enjoyable journey of discovery
The author explores the background and settlement of Penang by Francis Light in 1786 as a British East India Company trading post, some of the island's prominent characters, its transition to a British Colony, two World Wars, occupation by the Japanese, post-war struggles and on to independence in 1957.
For an easy-to-read guide to Penang's rich past, illustrated throughout with many rarely seen images, this is a book you cannot do without!