A highly respected plague fighter, Dr Wu Lien-Teh remains largely unknown amongst his fellow Penangites.
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"What is of greater interest, at least to me, is how speedy the process of development on Penang Island in the first two decades after Light arrived was."
A reminder of what the cultural, commercial and political diversity in the Straits of Malacca looked like before colonialism divided the region.
On the emergence of smallpox and cholera in the 19th century.
Penang had, at once point in its history, as many as 3,000 slaves.
We reproduce a letter by Captain Robert Kyd, believed to be the oldest written account of Jerejak Island.
In late 19th century cosmopolitan Penang, Muslim and Chinese societies rose above racial and cultural differences to work together.
On December 1, 1951, Penang made history by holding its first ever municipal election.
Areca Books republishes two classics that shed light on colonial Penang.
To mark the heritage zone, unique street art has been set up at some iconic George Town streets.