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Penang Beach

Penang is popularly highlighted for it’s colonial structures, world heritage sites and buildings, temples and streetfood. Despite this, many overlook the islands and beaches it has to offer. There are amazing and affordable beach resorts, quaint coastal villages and campgrounds, the sea, sun, sand and play for more than just a day trip. Pulau Jerajak…

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Things to do in Penang

Penang, known as the Pearl of the Orient in West Malaysia has a plethora of sights, adventures and attractions that if seriously visited with each and every of them may take up more time than you would have planned in your vacation. So below are some of the must see and must do things in…

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Penang Food

Penang is famously known as a food paradise in the country due to it’s grossly mix of history, culture, political background and religion. The little island take its pride in it’s street and hawker food where it superceeds that of expensive restaurants and satisfies one’s belly. Be sure to explore some hidden corners and alleys…

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The Early History of the Burmese Community in Penang

We have no records of the earliest Burmese arrivals to Penang. However, we know that after 1800, there was a large Burmese settlement in the area between Bagan Jeramal and Pulau Tikus. The Burmese also settled in Batu Maung. The earliest settlers were fishermen who came by fishing boats and established a colony – probably…

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The South Asian Cultural Impact Upon Penang

Cultural Background: Attempt at a Definition of “Indian” Culture For all intents and purposes the terms “India” and “Indian” have always remained vague and undefined. Since the days of the early settlements along the Indus Valley, various transient dynasties, kingdoms and empires have exited in various parts of the subcontinent, and various tracts of land…

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A Brief History of Indian Business & The Indian Chamber in Penang

Introduction • History of Indian Business • History & Background of The Malaysian Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Penang HISTORY OF INDIAN BUSINESS Background • Contacts with Malaya from pre-Christ era • Foundation of Penang in 1786 as an entrepot & base was a blow to Malacca • < 95% of Indian immigrants over…

Prostitution in Colonial Malaya with Special Reference to Penang

Introduction This paper is a preliminary version of a larger paper that will probably be presented at the international conference in Penang in April next year. It is the intention here only to stress certain salient aspects of prostitution in colonial Malaya and especially Penang which was a colonial port-town with a thriving flesh trade…

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A Brief History of Indian Christians in Penang

Early Christians The influence of Christianity in West Malaysia began at the time of the arrival of the Portuguese in Malacca in 1511. As the Portuguese were mainly Roman Catholics many Roman Catholic missionaries were brought into Malacca. In 1641, however, the Dutch captured Malacca from the hands of the Portuguese. It was the Dutch…

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Hubungan Pulau Pinang Dengan Selatan Thailand: Abad 19/20

Pendahuluan Hubungan di antara Pulau Pinang dan Selatan Thailand terjalin berasaskan kepada hubungan perdagangan. Pelabuhan-penubuhan di bahagian pantai barat Siam seperti Trang, Phuket dan Palean telah menjalinkan hubungan perdagangan dengan Pulau Pinang sejak penubuhan Pulau Pinang lagi *(1) . Pada hari ini terdapat sejumlah 14 wilayah (changwat) yang merangkumi bahagian selatan Thailand. Wilayah-wilayah seperti Phuket,…

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Malaysian Pioneer Artists of Penang

Dr. Tan Chong Guan   back “Penang Chinese Art Club” was formed in 1935, probably the earliest artist association in Malaysia. It included all the well-known pioneer artists such as Yong Mun Sen, Tay Hooi Kat, Lee Chong Yong, Khaw Sia, Chuah Theam Teng and Kuo Jo Peng. The Club was disbanded when the Japanese…

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The North Indians – Rediscovering Roots in Penang

The North Indians, despite being a relatively small community, are a colourful, interesting and important part of the vibrant multi-racial population of Penang. This paper will deal with the history of the North Indians, how they made Penang their home and how they eventually became part of the fabric of this enchanting island. Communities covered…

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Origins and History of Sri Kunj Bihari Temple and some other temples

Tracing The History Of Sri Kunj Bihari Temple, Penang Road. The Sri Kunj Bihari temple is the oldest North Indian Temple dedicated to Sri Kunj Bihari (Krishna). It is believed to have been built in the year 1835.The area around this temple is believed to have been the enclave of the North Indian Community comprising…

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Insight into the Filipino Community in Penang

A Summary by Catherine Lee Sue Si back The Filipino Community in Penang By 1800, the population of the immigrant society in Penang numbered over 10,000, only about 300 of whom were Europeans. The 1835 census recorded 40,207 inhabitants, with 16,435 Malays, 8751 Chinese, 9,208 Indians and only 790 Europeans. Of the 3,000 immigrants of…

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Khaw Sim Bee, Governor of Phuket: A Centenary View

  Chinese emigrated to Phuket during 1853 -1932 because of the food shortage and political events in their country. Most of the Chinese emigrants were Fukeinese from Fujian the Southern district of China. Some of them became tin mine owners, merchants and holders of a government monopoly. Khaw Su Jiang, the founder of Na Ranong…