A Story of George Town Pulau Pinang, Malaysia C. 1780S TO C. 2000S
Author: Ooi Keat Gin
Publisher: Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka
George Town specifically and Penang in general, since the last quarter of the 18th century had exhibited characteristics that were far divorced from the surrounding territories. Penang was a colonial outpost for more than 170 years whilst its neighbours were indigenous polities with traditional rulers. George Town itself war urbane, cosmopolitan, multiethnic, multicultural and multireligious.