Penang 500 Early Postcards

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Editions Didier Millet, Feb 19, 2013 - Antiques & Collectibles - 288 pages
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By the late 19th century, Penang had become a thriving port trading in rubber, spices and tin. Its prosperity attracted immigrants from around the world and the island was a rich melting pot of Chinese, Indians, Malays, Europeans and many other peoples.

The postcards reproduced in this book are drawn from the huge collection of Penang-born Professor Cheah Jin Seng, the author of Singapore: 500 Early Postcards, Malaya: 500 Early Postcards, Perak: 300 Early Postcards and Selangor: 300 Early Postcards.This title in the Early Postcards series will present a diverse array of picture postcards of Penang -- including of its capital George Town, now a World Heritage site -- from the 1890s to the 1970s.

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this is really a fantastic one and only true fascinating early penang and bukit mertajam hill as the backdrop!!

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History of Penang and its Picture Postcards
The Harbour
Colonial Penang
The Hotels Schools and Hospitals
The Streets Roads and Transport
Beyond George Town
The People
Philatelic History
Further Reading
Acknowledgements About the Author
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