Mutiara — A Perspective of Penang

Mutiara — A Perspective of Penang

Raymond Flower, Sjovald Cunyngham-Brown




over 50, cover painted by Tan Choon Ghee

Leather-bound edition



Hardcover with dust jacket




250 x 235 mm

Penang — the first British settlement on the Malay Archipelago, the frist presidency and capital of the Straits Settlements; the base from which Sir Stamfor Raffles set off to found Singapore.

Raymond Flower draws a colourful picture of Penang, the name Mutiara (Malay for "Pearl") is also the name of Penang's first luxury 5* hotel, which opened in 1988. The book was written using the material and research of Sjovald Cunyngham-Brown, the last British Superintendent of Penang.

Thanks to Werni Eisen, first general manager of the hotel Mutiara, Penang. Also to Sjovald Cunyngham-Brown, Mary Foreman, Ulrich and Gloria Kunzmann, Kamala Vayloo and Andreas Augustin for valuable counsels.

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