Tanjung Bungah – More Popular Than Ever

By Andrea Filmer

March 2017 COVER STORY
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Located between city and sea, and hill and beach, Penang’s famed outskirt undergoes changes good and bad.“If it hadn’t been for our families back home, I think most of us would have stayed forever.” The simple but poignant words of Tony Birkett, a Royal Air Force (RAF) serviceman who was stationed in Penang during the early 1960s, sum up how a lot of visitors feel about the state. The airman was then attached to the RAF Cottesmore’s Victor Bombers of...

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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.


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