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Tag - Penang

Penang Re-Born

Facing the Straits of Malacca, Penang was one of the great trading ports in South East Asia.  Once part of the Sultanate of Kedah, it was ceded to the British East India Company on the strength of a lie in 1786. The British may have been the administrators, but it was the Chinese who controlled the business. The British built the imposing public buildings...