George Town’s Light and Shadow

Originally posted on What an Amazing World!:
The Early 20th-Century City Hall in George Town, Penang Chapter 4, Part 17 The 19th century in South Asia. It was a period of time in history when the British consolidated their colonial possessions in the Indian subcontinent. What started out as mere trade missions in the early…

Penang and the Chinese Diaspora in Southeast Asia

Originally posted on What an Amazing World!:
The Khoo Kongsi Compound Chapter 4, Part 18 At the height of the spice trade in the Orient, the Europeans had their eyes fixated on strategic islands along the trade routes, which they eventually colonized. From British Hong Kong and Portuguese Macau at the Pearl River Delta, to…