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Penang: An inside guide

Closing Date: Jun 30, 2013.
Penang: An inside guide


'Penang: An inside guide to its historic homes, buildings, monuments and parks' is a 195-page book featuring vivid photographs of Penang's heritage sites and attractions. The photos' captions consist of detailed account of families and individuals who made Penang their home. These families and individuals were early settlers of Penang who arrived on our shores as traders, miners, cooks and explorers before harvesting their fortune in tin, opium, rubber and commerce that subsequently grew into empires. Compiled by author Keith Hockton and abstract photographer Howard Tan, these are stories of those skilled opportunists, and of the mansions that they built, the architects they employed and the fortunes that they made and lost.

To win a copy of this book, simply answer the questions below before June 30, 2013. Answers for question three and four can be found here and here.

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  • 1. The following are the authors of 'Penang: An inside guide' except...
  • Keith Hockton
  • Howard Tan
  • Kevin Harris
  • 2. Based on this book, families and individuals made their fortune from these businesses except...
  • Agriculture
  • Opium
  • Commerce
  • 3. Which of these books are not featured in 'Editor's Lit: June'?
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • A Walk Across the Sun
  • Before I Go To Sleep
  • 4.'In 50 things to do in Penang', where do we recommend for a glass of toddy?
  • Ong Cheng Huat Seafood
  • Market Lane toddy shop
  • The Daily Dose cafe

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    Prize (x5): One copy of 'Penang: An inside guide to its historic homes, buildings, monuments and parks'

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