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Penang: An inside guide to its historic homes, buildings, monuments and parks.


RM 40.00

Photographs by Howard Tan

Revised, Second Edition

This book offers the first detailed account of the individuals and families who arrived as settlers, traders, miners, cooks and explorers and made Penang their home.

Along the way they made fortunes in tin, opium, rubber and commerce, created empires, and left legacies that became the stuff of legends. This is the story of those skilled opportunists, and of the mansions they built, the architects they employed and the fortunes they made and lost.

With over 200 photographs detailing their journey, these are the priceless stories of the individuals and families that ultimately made Penang.


Format: Paperback
Size: 20.3 x 12.8 x 1.5 cm, viii, 220 pp, 0.385 kg
Publisher: MPH Publishing, 2017
Language: English
ISBN: 978-967-415-432-5
Price: RM40

Keith Hockton is a writer, copywriter, publisher and author based in Penang, Malaysia. An ex-investment banker, he now lectures internationally on Malaysia and is the co-founder of Entrepot Publishing, a company dedicated to the publication and distribution of fine books.

Howard Tan’s passion for photography has turned into a business. His work is currently on display at various galleries in Penang, Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Over the years his art has developed to the level where he is now arguably Penang’s leading abstract photographer.

Additional information

Weight 0.385 kg
Dimensions 20.3 × 12.8 × 1.5 cm


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