Phoenix Press, one of the oldest printing presses in Penang, began operations as a commercial printer along Lebuh Gereja at the turn of the twentieth century.
Strategically located in the epicenter of import-export businesses, trading houses, entrepots and commercial banks, Phoenix Press initially printed letterheads, and delivery order and customs forms for businesses like Sime Darby, Jardine Matheson and McAlister & Co. Later, it ventured into printing bus tickets – once considered a security item printed exclusively in England. It also became the first local company to print betting tickets for the Penang Turf Club.
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