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Colonial Penang 1786-1957


RM 95.00

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.


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Size: 26.8 x 20.8 x 2.2 cm, xviii, 201 pp, 0.898 kg
Publisher: Karamoja Press, 2017
Language: English
ISBN: 978-983-43372-7-8
Price: RM95

Andrew Barber is the author of a number of books on Malaysia’s colonial history. He is a Kuala Lumpur-based consultant, a former British diplomat and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society.

Additional information

Weight 0.898 kg
Dimensions 26.8 × 20.8 × 2.2 cm


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