The high life: Growing up on the peak

By Soon-Tzu Speechley

December 2015 FEATURE
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Goh Thiang Siang, caretaker of The White House.
For many Penangites, the Hill is a place for Sunday morning hikes, a slice of nature close to the city. But some people remember growing up on its slopes and still call the highlands home today.From George Town, Penang Hill is a quiet presence, a thought that barely registers even as it looms in the background. It appears intermittently throughout the city: turn a corner and it’s there, grey and distant, like an old friend you run into briefly on...

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Soon-Tzu Speechley

studied History and Asian Studies at the University of Melbourne. He now works at the Architectural Conservation Lab at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). His writing has appeared in a number of publications in Malaysia and Australia. He tweets @ speechleyish.