Penang Hill: A Journey through Time

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It is a commonplace to say that Penang Hill exudes a charm that is hard to quantify. For most of its history, its highest ridges were the preserve of the rich and privileged, while its slopes were cleared for cloves, nutmeg and coffee plantations. Perhaps its restricted access has been its saviour. Although its summit was conquered with both a road and a railway, neither of those, nor world wars, financial crises and neglect dampened its charm, creating a unique pearl at the heart of Penang. Today, we are faced by an explosion in the number of visitors to the Hill, enjoying its unique character. Yet there is an extraordinary lack of accurate information about the Hill, its history and its heritage. Now, more than ever, there is an increasing need to safeguard its treasures, its water catchments, and the forests that play an important role in the climate of Penang. Mike Gibby‘s Penang Hill: A Journey through Time is the first and only complete telling of the story of Penang Hill. For the first time we have a fascinating ‘journey through time’ of Penang Hill and also what it means to visitors, residents, Penang and the world. It includes a discussion of its possible futures and a helpful walker’s guide for discovering many of its hidden gems. The book is lavishly illustrated with over 500 images, many never seen before, and beautifully designed by Cecilia Mak, Penang Hill is a place to treasure and this book has done it more than justice.

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It is a commonplace to say that Penang Hill exudes a charm that is hard to quantify. For most of its history, its highest ridges were the preserve of the rich and privileged, while its slopes were cleared for cloves, nutmeg and coffee plantations. Perhaps its restricted access has been its saviour. Although its summit was conquered with both a road and a railway, neither of those, nor world wars, financial crises and neglect dampened its charm, creating a unique pearl at the heart of Penang. Today, we are faced by an explosion in the number of visitors to the Hill, enjoying its unique character. Yet there is an extraordinary lack of accurate information about the Hill, its history and its heritage. Now, more than ever, there is an increasing need to safeguard its treasures, its water catchments, and the forests that play an important role in the climate of Penang. Mike Gibby‘s Penang Hill: A Journey through Time is the first and only complete telling of the story of Penang Hill. For the first time we have a fascinating ‘journey through time’ of Penang Hill and also what it means to visitors, residents, Penang and the world. It includes a discussion of its possible futures and a helpful walker’s guide for discovering many of its hidden gems. The book is lavishly illustrated with over 500 images, many never seen before, and beautifully designed by Cecilia Mak, Penang Hill is a place to treasure and this book has done it more than justice.

Publisher: Entrepot Publishing

Hardback

2017

ISBN: 9789671428122