Colonial Penang 1786-1957

Colonial Penang 1786-1957

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Andrew Barber’s latest book will take you on a comprehensive and highly enjoyable journey of discovery.

He 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!

Available online and in good bookstores in Malaysia and Singapore. Proudly distributed by Entrepot Publishing.

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