Penang Should Make the Most of Transiting Cruise Tourists

By Ooi Kee Beng

February 2018 EDITORIAL
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I assume anyone reading this has some time or other been one of those strange global creatures, disliked by some for their transient but disruptive presence and loved by others for their willingness to consume hastily and at inflated prices. I am talking about tourists.When you cross a national boundary and you inform the stone-faced immigration officer that you are coming “for purposes of leisure”, then you become definitely that naïve thing we call a tourist. If you say you...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: