Deb Lavis


Penang’s Cultural Mix

Travel Writing

Exploring the heritage of “The Pearl of the Orient”. Situated just off the coast of Malaysia in the Straits of Malacca, the island of Penang was for centuries a vital stopping-off point on the great East-West sea trade routes, linking Great Britain and Europe with the Malay archipelago and China, via the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent.