A Tale of Two Islands

By Pan Yi Chieh

August 2018 FEATURE
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Although lying 3,000 kilometres apart, Penang and Taiwan share much in common.What comes to mind when one thinks about Penang and Taiwan? Perhaps it’s the Hokkien dialect they both share, or the ubiquitous scenic hills and sea views. It could be the street food culture so prominent in both places, or the fact that they are both (mainly) islands.The Restoration of Traditional Architecture in Taiwan exhibition in 2018.In fact, the connections run deeper – and are far older – than...

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Pan Yi Chieh

is a research analyst at Penang Institute who was born in Taiwan but now lives in Penang. She is proud to be nurtured by the two beautiful islands she regards as home.