Penang - the Jewel of the Orient? December 24th 2009 The magnificent villas of the past are still standing, sleeping and unbreathing. Dustily uncared for.
These villas were the homes of traders who came here in the 1700's and 1800's and found their fortunes - Georgetown, the capital of Penang, has always been a masala of people and business - Indian traders, Armenian Jews, Sultans, Portugese, Dutch, English. Raffles spent much of his time here wh ... read more
Asia » Malaysia » Penang » George Town During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula formed the Fe... ... read more
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