A Street for Cars or for Walking Shoppers?

By Ernest Mah Herh Sun

August 2021 FEATURE
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Photo by: Ooi Geok Ling
LEBUH CAMPBELL WAS where early Cantonese immigrants to the Island tended to gather, and it had a reputation as a red-light district. After World War II and from the 1950s till the 1970s, the area was given a facelift, and soon flourished as a shopping centre.The proposal for the pedestrianisation of the street was mooted in the Municipal Council of Penang Island (MPPP, as MBPP was then known) Structure Plan of 1987, with the aim of making the inner city...

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Ernest Mah Herh Sun

is currently pursuing his Master’s in English Language Studies at Universiti Malaya. A member of the varsity debating team, he loves singing, enjoys speaking and writing, and dreams of becoming the Malaysian Ryan Seacrest.