Seberang Perai - The Adopted Child Matures

By Goh Ban Lee

February 2012 COVER STORY
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Even to casual eyes, Seberang Perai and Penang Island are markedly different in many ways. Especially to those involved in urban planning and urban development, the neglect that mainland Penang has suffered is painfully evident. It is time equal attention is paid to both Seberang Perai and Penang Island.A brief historyA peek into the history of the state clearly shows the reason for the neglect of Seberang Perai by the government of Penang. When Francis Light, a captain of a...

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Goh Ban Lee

is a senior research fellow in the Penang Institute.