E&E and E&E: Penang’s Two Economic Legs Showing Strong Muscles
By Ooi Kee Beng
As with Singapore three decades later, Penang, on being taken over by the British in 1786, immediately depended on the benefits of being a free port. The contingencies of such an economy quickly came to define most of what we consider Penang Culture today.This unique culture covers all aspects of what we know as modern living. Without a doubt, multiculturalism provided the format for much of this. Not only have various communities lived together, they came to take it as...
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