Paradise Being Lost, All Is Not Well on Penang’s Beaches


This article first appeared in our September 2011 issue.
In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we put together for you in this issue some of our most memorable articles.

Penang may never have had the best beaches in the region, but what had been there is being lost, and not only because of overpopulation, overdevelopment, the global economic crisis or climate change. The peace and tranquillity that visitors seek seem a thing of the past now. Although the story is a complicated one, Malaysia’s general vagueness in jurisdiction and weakness in law enforcement seem to be the major culprits.

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