Forming the Future of Urbanity

By Andrea Filmer

September 2019 FEATURE
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Penang Island Mayor Dato' Ar. Yew Tung Seang leading council officers to work during a Bike on Friday session.
As mayor of Penang Island, Dato’ Ar. Yew Tung Seang certainly has his hands full, ensuring that municipal services, public facilities and traffic infrastructure on the island are working well.And on October 14, Yew will need to add another activity to the work list – cycling.Leading some 200 mayors and city officers from all over Asia and Oceania, Yew will be embarking on a 14km bike ride along the eastern coast of Penang Island. Dubbed “The Cycling Mayors”, the event...

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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.