My next read! Waiting to dive into the pages to find out more about our very own Ellis Island here in Penang, Malaysia.

Sadly, the spot where more than a million migrants to Malaya landed between 1877 and 1957 is earmarked for development of a theme park and resort.

Heritage groups are fighting to preserve and develop the former quarantine camp which was a naval base and leper colony (1868-1875) before to that, and Malaysia’s very own Alcatraz prior to its closure in 1993.

Am planning a visit to the island soon, so stay tuned for more updates on this heritage spot that might have to make way for unnecessary development soon.

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