Remember Penang


You are holding the first issue of the revamped Penang Economic Monthly. For that reason alone, I would suggest that you seriously consider it a collector’s item.

But there is much more to it than that.

You are literally witnessing the start of a fervent attempt at arousing Penangites and Penang lovers to remember Penang.

Now, if you take time to think about it, remembering Penang is not an easy thing. Much effort is needed because much has been lost.

It is about remembering Penang’s forgotten dreams.

It is about remembering how it was the centre of many things; the home of many of Malaysia’s best minds, and the vanguard of Malaysian development. It is about reminding ourselves of what Penang could have become, and can yet become.

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