Uniting Communities Through Sports and Traditions

By Beh May Ting

May 2023 FEATURE
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FEW ACTIVITIES can transcend ethnic, cultural, religious and language differences the way sports can. Team sports, in particular, relies heavily on esprit de corps and cooperation among teammates. The organisation of groups of people with similar goals have long been a key aspect in human interaction and social functions – it is also what sports clubs are founded upon. (See feature in Penang Monthly April 2016)Sports clubs serve communities by giving them the space and platform to engage in activities...

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Beh May Ting

is an urban anthropologist and a senior analyst in Penang Institute. She draws professional and personal inspirations from the finer things in life.