Colonial Penang 1786-1957

Colonial Penang 1786-1957

Andrew Barber

RM 93.00

  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Publisher: Karamoja Press
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Pages: 201 pages
  • ISBN: 9789834337278


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!