Keeping George Town’s golden goose strong and fat

By Julia Tan

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George Town has gained much from its Unesco listing. The inner city has been greatly revived – just go down Lebuh Armenian on weekends and see for yourself the multitudes that throng the area for food and drinks and for selfies. However, as with any other popular tourist spot, the risk of becoming overcommercialised is high, and George Town may suffer from the slow corrosion of its charm.This is where USM’s Sustainable Tourism Research Cluster (STRC) can provide some useful...

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Julia Tan

went to primary and secondary school at Convent Pulau Tikus before continuing sixth form at St. Xavier’s Institution; any other school was out of the question. She misses the fried rice at the school canteen, and laments the passing of the wan tan mee lady.