Why Not go for the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize?

By Goh Ban Lee

November 2012 VOICE IN THE CROWD
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Penang has a long and erratic history. For one thing, it was founded in a make-do manner, and it has never been gifted with exemplary planners. But one can’t say it is not a fortunate place either. It is. But perhaps letting it compete in an international competition will add enough oomph to push it to a higher level.George Town is now 226 years old, and of course, it has gone through its share of trials and tribulations. The question...

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Goh Ban Lee

is a senior research fellow in the Penang Institute.