Giving Due Recognition to Personalities who are Our Cultural Treasures

By Esther Ping Dominic

September 2020 FEATURE
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The awardees and PHT’s council members gather for a group photo. Lee Beng Chuan (seated, second from left) beams a thank you after being honoured with the coveted title.
THE LIVING HERITAGE Treasures Awards (LHTA), created four years prior to George Town’s inscription onto the Unesco World Heritage List in 2008, identifies persons who embody or who have, in the highest degree, the skills and techniques necessary for the maintaining of certain aspects of our culture, the lifestyle of our people and the maintenance of our cultural heritage.1 “These artisans have to exemplify the richness and wealth of skills that people have continued to enjoy in Penang – they...

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Esther Ping Dominic

is a writer who is surprisingly still alive despite the saying “curiosity kills the cat”. Having been on the receiving end of undeserved kindness, she aims to live her life reflecting that.