Penang and its region: the story of an Asian entrepôt
NUS Press, Jan 30, 2010 - History - 284 pages
From its beginnings in the late eighteenth century, the vibrant colonial port of Penang attracted a diverse range of peoples, enabled pioneering commercial enterprises, and fomented inter-ethnic collaboration and inter-cultural borrowings. The island came to be known as the 'Pearl of the Orient', and for many travellers it was their first port of call in Southeast Asia. In the early nineteenth century, Singapore displaced Penang in international trade, but the island remained a major focus of regional trade. For this reason, the story of Penang's relations with the Malay Peninsula and other parts of Southeast Asia reveal a great deal about conditions within the region.
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A book of twelve essays looking at Penang from various points of view. I bought the book for research purposes and found it to be helpful and informative.
Review: Penang and Its Region: The Story of an Asian EntrepotUser Review - Zen Cho - Goodreads
A diverse collection of papers of variable interest. I need to bone up on my regional history, and this was a useful read just to get an idea of where to start, but I could wish there existed a chewier historical overview of Penang. Read full review
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