Penang, Malasia

Posted on September 25, 2020 / 7
Listing Type : Defended Commercial Port
Location : Asia Other

Penang was initially used by the Dutch as a trading post/  In 1805 it became a separate presidency of British India.  George Town in Penang was the capital of the Straits Settlements until 1832 when the capital was transferred to Singapore.  Penang remained an important trading port under British control and as part of Straits Settlements became a British Colony in 1867.

 

(1799 Map from  Sir Home Riggs Popham – Popham, Home Riggs. Description of Prince of Wales Island in the Straits of Malacca with Its Advantages as a Marine Establishment. London., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2258771)

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