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Areca Books has a new outlet !

The staff and management of Areca Books are pleased to announce that our new bookstore at 72 Lebuh Acheh, George Town, Penang is now open. It is located in the heart of the George…

12 June 2018: IFLA invitation

An invitation to the satellite meeting of The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library & Information Congress 2018. Hosted by Areca Books. On behalf of the organisers we would like to…

The memoirs of the last British headmaster of PFS

2016 will surely be remembered for some momentous events. However I am not talking about Brexit or the results of US Presidential Election. I am referring instead to the bi-centenary celebrations of Penang Free…

This is KL’s real founder

So says Abdur-Razzaq Lubis in his new book on the entrepreneur Sutan Puasa. SOME authors have a long list of things they would like their readers to take away from their book. Not this man. Independent…

Zooming in on living heritage

Guests inquiring about the ‘Traditional Trades of Penang’ book after its launching at The Star Pitt St. in George Town. TRADITIONAL trades that are often overlooked in Penang have been beautifully captured and documented in…

Uncertain fate for Penang’s magnificent colonial mansions

Say “Penang heritage” and most of us will think of George Town’s shophouses and Chinese mansions (such as the well known Blue Mansion). But there is more: up to the 1950’s, a number of…

Sharing his love of charming colonial buildings

Magnificent heritage: Dr Lim (left) showing off his book on Penang’s grand houses at the launch. PENANG’S colonial buildings have been immortalised in a book titled ‘The Penang House and the Straits Architect 1887-1941’ by…

Resensi Buku Tulila

Di dalam kehidupan sosial-budaya masyarakat Mandailing terdapat suatu tradisi berkencan antara pemuda dan anak gadis yang disebut markusip. Secara harafiah markusip artinya berdialog dengan cara berbisik. Pada tradisi markusip, si pemuda dan si anak…

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