Building on The Past

By Khor Hung Teik

January 2012 FEATURE
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Penang’s major think tank has now existed for 15 years. With recent major changes in socioeconomic and political conditions, the focus of research has changed, bringing with it a need to reorganise. George Town is now on the Unesco heritage list; the state has a new government; South-East Asian integration has opened up air travel; and there is a shift in economic power globally; all of which require new perspectives. Penang Institute has a lot of work to do in...

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Khor Hung Teik

is a manager at the Penang Institute and has been tracking practical and workable green practices since 2000. He has also authored manuals on household composting and initiated several community composting projects in Penang.