James Dollery Fettes and Penang Waterworks: A Legacy of Public Service (Part 1)
By Eugene Quah
March 2023LEST WE FORGET
JALAN TANJONG TOKONG, the main thoroughfare leading to the tourist beaches of Batu Ferringhi, is often clogged with traffic during public holidays. Torrents of visitors from outstation — a quaint colonial term meaning from out-of-state — would pour into the island. As an alternative, residents of the Lembah Permai (Vale of Tempe) suburb in Tanjung Bungah would use the narrow winding hill road that starts at the entrance of Pepper Estate, just after the junction to Fettes Park at the northern end...
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is an independent researcher and writer who is working on a book tentatively called “Illustrated Guide to the North Coast of Penang”. He rediscovered the joys of writing after moving back to Penang from abroad.