Gurney Drive Must be Improved

By Goh Ban Lee

April 2013 VOICE IN THE CROWD
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Like Orchard Road in Singapore or the Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Gurney Drive is the place that anyone coming to Penang must visit. But over time, much has changed. The Drive is now rather unsheltered, and the place is appreciated, not for the beach, but despite it.Gurney Drive came into being in 1934. The surrounding real estate was a choice area for the affluent to live; the sea water was clean and the sandy beach, inviting. The few hawker...

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Goh Ban Lee

is a senior research fellow in the Penang Institute.