The Seas ‘r’ Us

By Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

September 2019 EDITORIAL
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Penang lies at the southern end of the Andaman Sea, the eastern end of the Bay of Bengal and the northern end of the Straits of Melaka. It also marks the westernmost end of the Malay peninsula.Being so oddly placed, the island has been a concourse for economic, cultural and political flows going in all directions. It was naturally an entrepôt for the rich produce of the region, a safe harbour for tired ships and a land of hope for...

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Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His latest book is Signals in the Noise: Notes on Penang, Malaysia and the World (Singapore: Faction Press) Homepage: