Making Penang Their Home – By Cheering Up Others

By Carolyn Khor

March 2017 FEATURE
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The IWA Clubhouse at Lembah Permai.
The International Women’s Association of Penang erases national boundaries with songs and snacks.The sweet sounds of a four-part harmony choir fill the halls of orphanages, homes and charitable organisations twice a year whenever the International Women’s Association (IWA) choir make their rounds to spread cheer and joy.“We have more than 40 members aged eight to 80. Some of the husbands join in the choir as tenors and bass,” says Marlene Fox, the coordinator for the choir and the current president...

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Carolyn Khor

is a pluviophile who enjoys a good book alongside an aromatic cup of coffee. A music teacher by profession, she was also a contributor to MSN, the Penang Green Council and many other online and print publications.