Penang is blessed - If you want it

By Ooi Kee Beng

January 2015 EDITORIAL
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No one can doubt that Penang is going through a very dynamic period today. It is evident in how the cityscape and the street life are changing, and in how vibrant the economy and the art scene have become. Much has been happening, and even the popular state government cannot claim that it has full charge over how the island or the city of George Town is changing – or claim full credit for it. For one, its political control...

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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: