Traces of Penang's Role in the Age to Revolution

By William Tham

July 2021 FEATURE
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LEBUH ARMENIAN AND Lebuh Acheh meet at Lebuh Carnarvon. I used to walk along either one of them each day on the way to work, picking the sense of history that permeates the place. The area has witnessed many things over the centuries: from the murder of a Malay diamond merchant which sparked off the Penang Riots,1 to serving the steamship trade and the resulting communities that gathered in Penang. But it was between 1880 and 1920, that things were...

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William Tham

His novel, The Last Days, is set in 1981 and covers the continuing legacy of the Malayan Emergency. He is currently an editor-at-large with Wasifiri and also an MA candidate at Universiti Malaya.