No one can doubt that Penang is going through a very dynamic period today. It is evident in how the cityscape and the street life are changing, and in how vibrant the economy and the art scene have become.
Much has been happening, and even the popular state government cannot claim that it has full charge over how the island or the city of George Town is changing – or claim full credit for it. For one, its political control is not complete – far from it. The federal power apparatus, which is not exactly a friendly power, exercises great influence over Penang’s affairs.
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