Sun, Sand, Sea and ... Surgery?

By Stephanie Kee

May 2018 FEATURE
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Move aside, hipster travellers – there’s another group of tourists bringing in millions for Penang.As many as 14 to 16 million people across the globe travel for medical reasons, be it for higher quality healthcare or affordability outside their countries of residence.1Orbis Research valued global medical tourism at US$19.7bil (RM76.7bil) with an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.8%,2 while Allied Market Research valued the market at a staggering US$61.2bil (RM238.3bil) with a CAGR of 15.0% from 2017 to...

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Stephanie Kee

Going against the grain, Stephanie Kee moved from bustling KL to laid-back Penang, where the "creative pulse" is said to be. With no prior background in the arts, she dove headfirst into exploring the complexities of a flourishing local arts scene, only to discover there’s more to Penang than meets the eye.