Why Indies Who Pursue Love Matter in the Big Money World of Travel


Each time I return to Penang, I discover a new and interesting business set up by yet another entrepreneur out to make a difference on the island. This island, after all, was built by traders, merchants and immigrants, much like my father.

Hikayat is a new creative and arts space founded by former business news anchor and entrepreneur, Bettina Chua Abdullah; and researcher, writer, editor, bookseller and activist, Gareth Richards.

This was where the private screening – you could call it the Malaysian premiere – of Jimami Tofu, the set-in-Okinawa movie made by Singapore’s film producers, Jason Chan and Christian Lee, was held.

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