Why Indies Who Pursue Love Matter in the Big Money World of Travel

By Yeoh Siew Hoon

June 2019 FEATURE
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Jason Chan and Christian Lee.
Each time I return to Penang, I discover a new and interesting business set up by yet another entrepreneur out to make a difference on the island. This island, after all, was built by traders, merchants and immigrants, much like my father.Hikayat is a new creative and arts space founded by former business news anchor and entrepreneur, Bettina Chua Abdullah; and researcher, writer, editor, bookseller and activist, Gareth Richards.This was where the private screening – you could call it the Malaysian premiere – of Jimami Tofu, the set-in-Okinawa movie made by...

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Yeoh Siew Hoon

is the founder of WIT, a media and events company specialising in online travel. She loves to write and she loves to travel. And oh yes, she loves gadgets.