Publication

George Town’s Historic Commercial and Civic Precincts

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RM90.00

Hardback | 204 pages | English

Publisher: George Town World Heritage Incorporated

Year Published: 2015

Unique cultural diversity, spanning more than two centuries of settlement, has left recognisable imprints throughout George Town World Heritage Site. They are reflected in its citizenry, its food, its festivals and trades, and its intriguing assortment of architectural styles. But who left these imprints and what are their stories?

Delving into the historical past of 75 prominent commercial and civic sites, this book reveals the stories of the individuals, families, corporations and institutions involved. Some have since passed into history; others have grown in strength and are still making history today.

These stories, accompanied by over 280 illustrations, will transport you back through the layers of time, providing a rare insight into the growth of commerce and advancement of civic life in this fledgling, and then thriving, city.

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Little India of George Town

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RM90.00

Hardback | 351 pages | English

Publisher: George Town World Heritage Incorporated

Year Published: 2015

Little India remains a most colourful and dynamic enclave amongst the enchanting street networks and precints in the George Town World Heritage Site. It sustains cultural features unchanged from the past that coexist in harmony with newer, modern elements permeating this neighbourhood which is located in the north-eastern cape on Penang Island.

Lavishly illustrated with over 230 specially commissioned photographs and never-before-published historical images, Little India of George Town presents a pictorial record of contemporary life in the area and its evolution through the last two centuries. The book also offers interesting and little-known facts about various aspects related to the richly concentrated inner-city area, including glimpses into its history, communities, trades, landmarks, festivals, streetscape and architecture.

Take a journey into the nooks and crannies of Little India, unearth its existing riches and discover for yourself why it is cherished as one of the most remarkable cultural enclaves in Malaysia.

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Memori di George Town

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RM25.00

Paperback | 168 pages | Bahasa Melayu

Publisher: George Town World Heritage Incorporated

Year Published: 2015

Every person in George Town has a story of their own to tell, and Memori di George Town is a collection of those many stories that relate to this historic city.

A tale of friendship with the late Tan Sri P. Ramlee, a memory of service with the Penang Port, an account of life under the Japanese occupation, a story of origin for the popular mi sotong, a chronicle of a second-hand book seller in Chowrasta Market, and a recount of one’s self-discovery in George Town.

An anthology of 29 stories told by people from all walks of life, this book is set to draw chuckles, smiles, or even tears from readers who share the same nostalgic recollection of memories in George Town. Even if you cannot relate to those memories, you will be enthralled by the words of those who have seen the many facets of George Town.