The Middle Bank Can Anchor a Green Future For Penang
By Zulfigar Yassin
AIR PASANG PAGI, surut pukul lima (a high tide in the morning, ebbs at five) is a traditional Malay pantun (poem) that describes tidal movements in Penang. Over six hours and 40 minutes each day, the high tide recedes to its lowest level, only to rise again; it is this predictable pattern that fisherfolks use to decide their daily routine.In the Penang Strait, water flows south towards the Penang Bridge as the tide rises, and as the tide ebbs, it...
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is a marine environmental scientist who is an Honourable Professor at Universiti Sains Malaysia and a Visiting Senior Analyst at Penang Institute. His work now focuses on the sustainable development of the marine environment.