Arts-ED: Getting People to Know Each Other

By Pan Yi Chieh

July 2021 FEATURE
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Performing George Town's local histories through music and dance. Photo: Arts-ED
PENANG-BASED ARTS-ED works at finding creative ways to connect culturally-diverse young Malaysians. Besides making sure that the young learn art techniques, it seeks to have them understand themselves and society as well. This is done through participation in community-based art and heritage programmes curated through the years to reflect the tangible and intangible changes in Penang's physical environs.The project "Anak-Anak Kota" (Children of the City), for example, was introduced in response to the outflow of residents from many of George...

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Pan Yi Chieh

is a research analyst at Penang Institute who was born in Taiwan but now lives in Penang. She is proud to be nurtured by the two beautiful islands she regards as home.