Pedestrians of the World, Unite!

By Ooi Kee Beng

August 2021 EDITORIAL
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WE SAY THAT birds fly and fish swim. We think of reptiles as crawlers and monkeys as climbers. But what about us? What about man?What is our default physical activity as a species? Sleeping doesn't count. We sleep in order to be able to do other things. In fact, have you noticed how difficult it is to find a good surface to sleep on out in nature, or even a good posture to sleep in if you don't have a...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: