Penang’s ports

April 2010 JUST A MINUTE
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  Penang’s ports during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, from Penang Postcard Collection 1899–1930s by Khoo Salma Nasution and Malcolm Wade. Strategically located at a trading crossroads along the Straits of Malacca, Penang has seen its role evolve over the centuries. The island started out as a haven for pirates and smugglers long before the British arrived in 1786, after which the backwater transformed into the first port of discharge for ships sailing from Europe and India to...

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