Penang: An Inside Guide to Its Historic Homes, Buildings, Monuments and Parks

Author:

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 by Howard Tan detailing their journey, these are the priceless stories of the individuals and families that ultimately made Penang.

RM40.00

10 in stock

Description

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 by Howard Tan detailing their journey, these are the priceless stories of the individuals and families that ultimately made Penang.

Publisher: MPH Publishing

Paperback

2017

ISBN: 9789674154325