Kindergarten Row

By Andrea Filmer

August 2018 FEATURE
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There are over 200 kindergartens in Penang. The actual number is anyone’s guess: the vast majority, somewhere in the region of 80%, according to state executive councillor Phee Boon Poh – who oversees the state’s welfare portfolio – are unregistered entities.This largely results from the long list of approvals and requirements one must obtain as a registered preschool. They include a commercial land title (a big stumbling block for kindergartens operating within housing areas), approvals from the local council, Health...

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Andrea Filmer

is a freelance journalist who has lived in the US and Australia but, for reasons unknown to herself, finds it impossible to call anywhere but Penang home.