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Areca Books has a new outlet ! August 2, 2018 – Posted in: Newsletters

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 Town World Heritage Site and next to the Armenian Street pocket park. Thank you for your support and we look forwardto your continued patronage! Visit our new bookshop at 72 Lebuh Acheh. We open daily, 10am – 6pm. Tel: +604-2618186 |…

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My Day in the Sun talk at Universiti Malaya May 31, 2018 – Posted in: In The News

My Day in the Sun Speaker Dr MARK YOI SUN SOO Date Time 29 Jul 2013 10:30 AM – 29 Jul 2013 12:30 PM Venue Bilik Mesyuarat Dekan II, FSSS, UM Language Mandarin In My Days in the Sun, a distinguished radiologist presents a candid self-portrait of his first 40 years. Mark Y.S. Soo was born in 1933 into a Cantonese family who divided their time between business interests in Malaya and Hong Kong. As…

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Penning a memoir – Posted in: In The News

MANY of us have hazy memories of our childhood which fade even more as years pass, but this is not the case with Dr Mark Soo Yoi Sun. Even at the ripe old age of 80 this year, the radiologist had a twinkle in his eyes when he narrated events when he was a four-year-old boy roaming the streets of Kampar. It is this astounding memory and a wish to tell the story of his…

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Mark Soo’s Book Launched – Posted in: In The News

A book launch, jointly hosted by Perak Academy and Areca Books in honour of Mark Yoi Sun Soo’s debut book, was held at Symphony Suites, Ipoh recently. Entitled My Days in the Sun, the book is a memoir detailing Mark’s first 40 years of his life where he spent alternating between Hong Kong and Kampar, Malaya where his father’s family herbal medicine business was located. Mark witnessed firsthand the devastation of the Japanese Occupation (1942-1945)…

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4 May 2018: Areca Books is having a moving-out sale ! May 7, 2018 – Posted in: Newsletters

We are also having a moving-out sale! Generous discounts on selected books — check out the titles below. Offer applies to in-store purchases only! After 3 years and 9 months at The Star Pitt Street, we are moving to 72 Lebuh Acheh (Acheen Street) in order to consolidate the editorial office, marketing and bookshop in one convenient locality. Watch this space for the opening date !  

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Pages from the past May 3, 2018 – Posted in: In The News

DRIVING into Seberang Perai is almost like entering a different state altogether. The casuarina trees that pepper the coast of Penang as you head towards the iconic bridge fades into the silhouette of the hills that cradle the island. Warehouses, large but low concrete buildings, and blocks of shophouses greet you in Seberang Perai, the strip of land often referred to as “the mainland” by Penangites. It is a world apart from the giant trees…

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Sejarah Kota Medan: Sutan Puasa dari Mandailing Pendiri Kota Kuala Lumpur dan Guru Patimpus adalah Pendiri Kota Medan April 23, 2018 – Posted in: In The News

Abdur-Razzaq Lubis telah membuktikan bahwa Kota Kuala Lumpur didirikan oleh Sutan Puasa bermarga Lubis yang bermigrasi dari Mandailing. Lalu saya teringat pendiri kota Medan yang secara historis disebutkan didirikan oleh Guru Patimpus bermarga Sembiring yang bermigrasi dari Karo. Dengan pembuktian oleh Abdur-Razzaq Lubis bahwa Kota Kuala Lumpur didirikan oleh Sutan Puasa maka dengan sendirinya akan menyandingkan nama pendiri Kota Medan. Secara epistemologi di Asia Tenggara hanya Kota Medan dan Kota Kuala Lumpur yang secara eksplisit…

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Pendiri Kota Kuala Lumpur – Posted in: In The News

Kontroversi tentang sejarah Kuala Lumpur sudah berlangsung lama Abdur-Razaq Lubis melalui bukunya Sutan Puasa: Founder of Kuala Lumpur menyelesaikannya dengan data akurat Pendiri Kuala Lumpur bukan Kapten Cina Ketiga Yap Ah Loy dan juga bukan Raja Abdullah keturunan bangsawan dari Bugis itu Pendiri Kuala Lumpur adalah Sutan Puasa Lubis, seorang bangsawan dari Mandailing Penggunaan kata “founder” dalam sejarah yang dituliskan oleh pihak Barat adalah sesuatu yang amat bermasalah. Tak dapat tidak, kata itu telah amat…

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