Penang Book Store- Precious Pages Resources


 

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Uniquely and essentially Asian is Ah Beng! While a professor of English would tear his hair at Ah Beng’s use of the language, who can resist the simple heart of this endearing character?

In “An Ah Beng a day keeps the doctors away”, Ng Wah Lok has beautifully captured the innocence of Malaysia’s “not so smart comedian who shows flashes of brilliance”. His brand new joke book presents in a delightful manner, with graphic design by Vince Seah and cartoons by Liyin which will enthrall you,   a magnificent collection of Ah Beng jokes which will tickle your funny bone incessantly!

Those who pick up this captivating gold mine of mirth should be warned: outbursts of hilarity will be the order of the day when you dig into your treasure trove and follow the zany lives of Ah Beng, his girlfriend Ah Lian and his pal Ah Lok!

A perfect little present for Christmas, an ideal travel companion for those long waits at airports and, as its title suggests, an Ah Beng a day may just keep the doctors away!

Fans of Ah Beng and those who will encounter him soon will undoubtedly hope that Ng Wah Lok will regale us with further volumes of his lovable character’s antics and bizarre thought processes in the New Year.


 

Book_Cover-Vol2RM 10.00

Uniquely and essentially Asian is Ah Beng! While a professor of English would tear his hair at Ah Beng’s use of the language, who can resist the simple heart of this endearing character?

In “An Ah Beng a day keeps the doctors away”, Ng Wah Lok has beautifully captured the innocence of Malaysia’s “not so smart comedian who shows flashes of brilliance”. His brand new joke book presents in a delightful manner, with graphic design by Vince Seah and cartoons by Liyin which will enthrall you,   a magnificent collection of Ah Beng jokes which will tickle your funny bone incessantly!

Those who pick up this captivating gold mine of mirth should be warned: outbursts of hilarity will be the order of the day when you dig into your treasure trove and follow the zany lives of Ah Beng, his girlfriend Ah Lian and his pal Ah Lok!

A perfect little present for Christmas, an ideal travel companion for those long waits at airports and, as its title suggests, an Ah Beng a day may just keep the doctors away!

Fans of Ah Beng and those who will encounter him soon will undoubtedly hope that Ng Wah Lok will regale us with further volumes of his lovable character’s antics and bizarre thought processes in the New Year.


 

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A superb guide for learning Chinese – Suitable for young and adult beginners – Selling very well since it was published in 2004 – Fast and easy to learn – systematic,effective and interesting – A 5 Size 232 pages – Excelllent feedback and comments – ” This book is very good. It helps you to learn Chinese easy and fast. It is very interesting ! ” Jeremy Burke Studente


 

blogRM 29.00

Lydia Teh, the observer of the absurdities of Malaysian life, returns with more absurdities of life and oddities of human behaviour. Everything in life is grist for her mill; there’s always something in the nothingness of everyday life that does not escape her pin-sharp eye. In this collection of anecdotes, she brings on more trenchant observations that capture the variegated textures and nuances of Malaysian life as it is lived.” Eric Forbes

Lydia Teh is a Malaysian writer and blogger. These light-hearted vignettes and acute observations about daily life in Malaysia will bring a smile to the face of every one of Lydia’s compatriots – and also to all readers who can enjoy self-directed humour!


 

PenangPassionRM 80.00

The Penang Passion cookbook is a compilation of recipes on foods that are close to the hearts of Penangnites as well as those who are fortunate enough to lay tongue on them. It doesn’t stop at just recipes. The Penang Passion cookbook also divulges information on spices that are featured heavily in Penang cuisine, and educates its readers on how these spices have affected the tastes of the food throughout its conception.

This cookbook goes beyond being just another cookbook. It relays a story of taste, visuals, and age old traditions that has gone into creating a unique food culture that can only be found in Penang.


 

IMG_4062RM 120.00

In the early 20th century, from a bustling port teeming with travellers and migrants, thousands of postcards of Penang were sent off into the world. These picture postcards gave vivid impressions of Penang’s centre of commerce and administration, its streets and suburbs, its hill resort and its beaches. With over 700 postcards compiled by Malcolm Wade, this is the largest collection of prewar Penang postcards ever published. The local context is researched by Khoo Salma Nasution, author of the best-selling book, ‘Streets of George Town, Penang’. This collection serves as a testimony to Penang’s rich heritage, as well as a visual resource for researches, artists, collectors, and all those who love Penang.


 

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Road to Beautiful is a true story of a young man whose promising career was abruptly halted after he was diagnosed with Stage Three nose cancer. This is a story about one man’s triumph over the fear of death, and the challenges he experienced in overcoming physical, mental and emotional anguish.

In 2006, when Gerard Khaw first discovered that he had cancer, his entire world was shattered but the managed to overcome it. Two years later, he suffered a relapse and was subsequently diagnosed with Stage Four liver metastases. The medical fraternity termed the condition as “unusual” leaving his life to hang in the balance. During the long battle that follows, Gerard learned that the fight over cancer is “winnable” with divine power in Jesus.

This book chronicles the ups and downs that Gerard Khaw underwent, and the “wins” that he achieved in his fight over cancer. Despite the persistent odds against him, he refused to give up. Even while undergoing treatment, Gerard continued to pursue his dream in obtaining an MBA. With God on his side, coupled with sheer determination and the will to win, Gerard Khaw eventually graduated with a Master in Business Administration from the University of South Australia in March 2011.


 

Games We Used To Make & Play

RM 30.00

This is a compilation of Malaysia’s ‘playful’ heritage, a selection of the games we played that kept us fully occupied sometimes from dawn to dusk, the kind that called for us to be resourceful because money was so scarce then and the kind that drew us together in the bonds of friendships and carefree team spirit unrivalled by the sophistication of today’s digital games.


 

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RM 29.90

HOPE through FAITH…..

Shery Lim was at the peak of her thirty-year career in advertising when the foundation of her life was greatly shaken. She was diagnosed with fourth terminal cancer relapse in February 2006 after twelve years of remission.
During the long treatment process that followed, however, she discovered just how sturdy the Word of God is. As a result, she decided to write the 1st edition of this book even when the scan result was hopeless after her treatment.
As she obeyed God and held on unswervingly to the HOPE she professed, God proved Himself faithful and healed her completely in August 2008.
This miraculous healing is journalled in this 2nd edition of her book.
As Shery shares her learning and applications, you will find hope and promises of blessings in every section of the book.

 
Love In Penang

RM 19.90

Penang, with its mix of old world charm and modern bustle, has captured the hearts of many – making it the ideal place for a little bit of romance. Bask in the sweetness of young hearts falling in love and cheer them on when circumstances stand in their way. Walk through the pain of broken relationships and rejoice at unexpected reunions. Whether you prefer it happy or bittersweet, straightforward or a little complicated, LOVE IN PENANG offers you 18 morsels of love in various forms.


 
“ Yasmin How You Know?”

RM 35.00

“ Yasmin How You Know?” is a cpmpilation of Yasmin’s apparent ridiculousness but which are actually gems of her wisdom and wit. Contributed by those close to her, you may notice some are written in present tense – because to them, she’s still very much alive- just not in a physical sense.


 
Orang Asli Animal Tales

RM 20.00

In this collection of Orang Asli animal tales you will learn, for exp: how the once cruel tapir got its white band and become the timid animal that it is today. And why the flying lemur always hides his tail and flies only by night. Or how friends of the slow-loris protected him from the punishment og blindness ordered by the king of outraging the modesty of his daughter.


 

Sun Yat Sen in PenangRM 30.00

As a young revolutionary, Dr. Sun Yat Sen travelled widely and lived amongst the Chinese communities abroad, including Japan, North America and Southeast Asia. He mobilized the overseas Chinese with the dream of saving the Chinese nation. This book tells the story of how the Second Guangzhou Uprising, a turning point of the 1911 Chinese Revolution, was planned from a place 2,400 km away in Penang in present-day Malaysia.


 

Penang's History, My StoryRM 38.00

The latest book by Wong Chun Wai takes us through a journey of the streets of Penang. History comes alive as Wong shares his personal stories growing up in his beloved hometown. The book sheds light on facets of Penang’s history that are not known to many. Compiled from the series he wrote for the Metro section of The Star, the book also comes with the bonus sharing by Chun Wai’s friends who also come from Penang. This book is a must-read not only for Penangites but for all Malaysians who treasure the need to keep history alive. Proceeds from the sale of this book go to charity.


 

Love in PenangRM 19.90

Penang, with its mix of old world charm and modern bustle, has captured the hearts of many — making it the ideal place for a little bit of romance. Bask in the sweetness of young hearts falling in love and cheer them on when circumstances stand in their way. Walk through the pain of broken relationships and rejoice at unexpected reunions. Whether you prefer it happy or bittersweet, straightforward or a little complicated, Love in Penang offers you 18 morsels of love in various forms.


 

Unsuing Patriot – Wong Pow NeeRM 60.00

The Unsung Patriot: Memoirs of Wong Pow Nee is a record of Pow Nee’s impeccable journey in writing national history – rising from humble beginnings as a farmer and school teacher to public office as the first Chief Minister of Penang from 1957 to 1969.
Apart from rare insights and accounts of Pow Nee’s early services and personal life, this book seeks to fill in the gaps of Penang’s post-independence developmental history, while highlighting Pow Nee’s personal struggles and major contributions during his turbulent tenure as Chief Minister. Literally and little known, Pow Nee paved the way for the birth of Penang’s industrialisation, typically on the mainland portion of the state, which later turned out a huge success under his successor, Dr. Lim Chong Eu. All of these are significant events in Penang’s modern history that mark the state’s impressive transformation from ‘swamps to semiconductors’.
Also, in uncovering the bits and pieces of national history, this book equally sheds light on Pow Nee’s ambassadorial role to Rome and his involvement in the Cobbold Commission of 1962, tasked with the responsibility of gathering opinions from East Malaysia for the formation of Malaysia. Although these formed a relatively small part of Malaysia’s rich history, Pow Nee had nevertheless played a significant role in the nation’s building process as a whole including that of Penang.


 

Plague Fighter- The Autobiography of a Modern Chinese PhysicianRM 80.00

Known as the Plague Fighter and the man who beat the Black Death, Dr. Wu Lien-Teh (18791960) laid the foundations of the modern medical service in China. The son of a Taishan migrant from China, he was born in Penang and attended the Penang Free School. Winning a Queens scholarship, he became the first medical student of Chinese descent to be educated at Cambridge, where he graduated from Emmanuel College with string of prizes. Returning to Malaya, he undertook research into the debilitating beriberi disease and engaged in social reforms, founding the Anti-Opium Society. It was in northern China that he cemented his global fame, working to curtail the spread of Manchurian Plague which claimed over 60,000 lives in 1910-1911. He became the first president of the Chinese Medical Association and served as physician extraordinary to successive presidents of China. He established some twenty medical institutions in China including Harbin Medical College, Peking Central Hospital and the National Quarantine Service, Shanghai. He co-authored the acclaimed History of Chinese Medicine (1932) and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1935. He spent his later life in his native Malaya first in Ipoh, and then in Penang and his death made headlines around the world. First published in 1959, this edition of Wu Lien-Tehs autobiography, reprinted for the Dr. Wu Lien-Teh Society, Penang, will acquaint a new generation of readers with this great mans life and work.