The island of Penang has never had sufficient natural resources to make it a source for agricultural or mineral exploitation. It was taken over by British traders in the late 18th century for the purpose of maximising trade between its neighbours and places further afield and has lucratively fulfilled this purpose for most of its history. In this book the authors concentrate on this commercial aspect of the island's history, demonstrating how it continued to flourish from the British arrival until their return at the end of World War II. New Paperback. First Edition. 273 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page.
Weight: 0.6 kg Post free within Malaysia