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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Dear wonderful Readers; 

It is noteworthy that, contrary to all predictions, interest in good books is not dwindling. It spurs me and my team on to produce better, even more beautiful books. 

We have released a reprint of our successful book THE WESTIN EXCLESIOR ROME, the most famous hotel on Via Veneto. 

The new edition of THE STRAND (Yangon,Myanmar), for example, receives wonderful readers' feedback — thank you for your notes and mails. METROPOLE HANOI and ORIENTAL BANGKOK were relaunched in brand new edtions. The Oriental book is the first to present the (very) complete list of all authors who had ever visited. It was quite a challenge to compile it.

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