One Observes a Lot When Exploring On Foot

By Ooi Geok Ling

August 2021 PHOTO ESSAY
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Wire art caricature of Penang's “Fifth Avenue” and rolls of linoleum, which Campbell Street was also known for.
CAMPBELL STREET IS more than a thoroughfare or a location to me. Its place is in my heart and it almost became just another memory until I started living in the heritage enclave again. While I treasure the past, re-discovering Campbell Street and its side streets after a lapse of 40 years is wonderful.In the morning, I pick up vegetables from a stall opposite the Campbell Street Market. I get dried oysters from Kwong Tuck to make porridge. When I...

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Ooi Geok Ling

likes trying most things once, provided they are not detrimental to her body or her pocket. Too much.