Khoo Salma is a fifth generation Penang Peranakan and a writer, publisher and heritage advocate. She is currently president of Penang Heritage Trust and custodian of the Sun Yat Sen Museum, Penang, at 120 Armenian Street. As co-founder of Little Penang Street Market through Lestari Heritage Network, she is involved in growing Penang’s creative economy.
Khoo Salma has written or co-written more than a dozen books on Penang and Perak, on the subjects of social history, cultural heritage and sustainable development. Her publishing company Areca Books has four titles listed on the Malaysian National Book Council’s ’50 Best Malaysian Titles 2011′. She promotes heritage networking in Southeast Asia and is an Asian Public Intellectual (API) Fellow of the Nippon Foundation.
Street of George Town, Penang: An Illustrated Guide to Penang’s City Streets & Historic Attractions
Published by Areca Books Paperback 2012 ISBN: 9789839886009
The Chulia in Penang: Patronage and Place-Making Around The Kapitan Kling Mosque, 1786-1957
Published by Areca Books Hardback 2014 ISBN: 9789675719158