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Penang Nyonya Colouring Book

COMING SOON This book delightfully depicts the items typically found in a Penang Nyonya’s life and household in the early twentieth century. Colour these beautiful designs as you please, while learning about a unique culture. About…

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Penang and Its Networks of Knowledge

About the book Penang and Its Networks of Knowledge brings together the work of eleven distinguished scholars in efforts to recover and preserve cultural-historical knowledge embedded in the fabric of the city of George Town…

20 Oct 2017: Let the Aisles Proclaim

Come 21st October, the oldest school in Southeast Asia will celebrate its 201st birthday. Widely recognised as a renowned educational establishment, the Penang Free School’s august hallways still resound with the footsteps of its…

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30 Sept 2017: Kingdom’s Edge

Anyone who has travelled to Thailand’s southern border would have a hard time conflating this troubled zone with the country’s touristy image as an exotic, tropical getaway and the ‘Land of Smiles’. A long-running…

9 Sept 2017: A quartet of Terengganu stories

Terengganu is a treasure trove of Malay culture, crafts and architecture. With the earliest written reports going back to the beginning of the 6th century, the state is a cornucopia of heritage ― its…

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21 Aug 2017: The Resilience of Tradition: Malay Allusions in Contemporary Architecture

This book is entitled ‘The Resilience of Tradition‘ because it seeks to identify contemporary architectural ideas, intentions and actions, be they simple or complex, which inherently try to embody, express, or articulate the Malay…

5 Aug 2017: Penang at the Climate Crossroads

Areca Books is happy to invite you to the Penang at the Climate Crossroads forum, co-hosted by the Penang Institute, exploring Penang’s place in the climate change timeline and the transformation required at the local…

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    Handmade in India: Crafts of India – Edited by Aditi Ranjan & M P Ranjan http://arecabooks.com/product/handmade-india-crafts-india/ Handmade in India: Crafts of India is a unique compendium that probes into all aspects of handicrafts – historical,…

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