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Penang and its region the story of an Asian entrepôt by Penang Story : a Celebration of Cultural Diversity International Conference (2002 George Town, Pinang)

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Published by NUS Press in Singapore .
Written in English


  • Businesspeople -- Malaysia -- Pinang -- History,
  • Chinese -- Malaysia -- Pinang -- History,
  • Pinang -- History,
  • Pinang -- Commerce -- History

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Yeoh Seng Guan ... [et al.].
ContributionsYeoh, Seng Guan.
LC ClassificationsDS598.P5 P45 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 284 p. :
Number of Pages284
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23992033M
ISBN 109789971694234
LC Control Number2009508382

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