Yesterday, today and tomorrow: Weld Quay

January 2010 FEATURE
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WELD QUAY was once the centre of Penang Island's economic activities,to which ships from all over the world came to trade. Originally a backwater island populated mostly by pirates, Penang eventually became one of the most important British settlements in the Far East, enjoying a brief and lucrative reign over its peers. It was short-lived, however. Singapore's emergence in 1823 and the addition of Port Klang sounded the death knell for Penang's reputation as the port of preference. Penang's waterfront...

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