More Penang Stories

More Penang StoriesThis book is a special sequal of A. Shukor Rahman’s enchanting and memorable “101 Stories of Old Penang” which was published in 2015.

Shukor continues to bring his journalistic skills of simple day-to-day insights about happenings that get so easily forgotten. Shukor also has become one of our leading “memory keepers” with his prolific  writing which he is always eager to share and spread.

 

CONTENTS
Title
Foreword
About the Author
The Malay Pioneers of Penang
Role of Nusantara Malays in Penang Trade
Life of an Early Penang Chinese
The Early Indians in Penang
The Emden Raid on Penang Harbour
The Lull before the Storm
How things were in Penang of 1950s
Gelugor was quiet and peaceful in the 1950s
The Passing of Lang Ting Tang
Udini House’s Glorious Past
Ku Din Had Extraordinary Talents
Boyhood Pastimes and Hobbies of the Old Days
Penang as a shopping haven
Jalan Perak Muslim Cemetery
Penang’s Amazing Array of Musical Talent
When the ‘Kelentong Man’ trudged the streets
Fort Auchry
Early Cinema Shows
Traditional Dhobies still slugging it out
Events of the 1960s
The End of Rope Walk & the ‘birth’ of Lorong Kulit
When figureheads Ruled the Seas
The House of 100 Families
Air Itam
When New World attracted the crowds
Balik Pulau in the 1930s
Westlands Primary School
Goodbye to the old Teluk Bahang
Wisma Kastam – an elegant heritage building
The End of Tanjung Tokong Village
Goodbye, Jubilee
Jelutong, the ‘ugly duckling’ now a ‘graceful swan’
 A Rejuvenating Pantai Aceh
Colourful Past of Bayan Lepas
Boria
Gurney Drive Changing Beyond Recognition
Coronation Camp is just a fading memory
Food Vendors
Pulau Aman
A more residential Tanjung Bunga
Province Wellesley – the ‘Wild Frontier’
Sia Boey mired in controversy
The End of the Bakau Firewood Trade

By: A. Shukor Rahman

Extract from the book “More Penang Stories”