BM High Celebrates its Prominent History

By Louise Goss-Custard

January 2017 FEATURE
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Now nine decades old, Bukit Mertajam High School boasts strong roots and excellent foliage.AdvertisementIn the early 2oth century, Province Wellesley, or Seberang Prai, was flourishing. Already an important agricultural area, Bukit Mertajam was at the heart of the rubber boom when it hit Malaya. Surrounded by plantations, the town was also a critical transport hub for the whole region, with rubber and other commodities arriving by rail and road to be exported from Penang Port. It was the regional centre...

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Louise Goss-Custard

is editor of the Penang Free Sheet (, co-organiser of Open Studios Penang, and a keen flautist who plays with Penang’s best Irish band, the DramBand (www.facebook. com/DramBandPenang) and several local orchestras.