George Town – A Ghost Town of The Future?

By Gabija Grusaite

August 2012 FEATURE
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Four years ago George Town became a Unesco World Heritage Site, and the town experienced a renaissance of sorts. Heritage became a cash cow. The value of heritage houses in the inner city rose dramatically; restaurants and heritage hotels grew faster than mushrooms after the rain. For now, it seems that only prosperity and wealth await George Town. But what are the long term implications of this change?After the sub-prime crisis that triggered the 2008 recession in the US and...

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Gabija Grusaite

works as a journalist, and also writes scripts for short movies and animation. Her first novel – Neissipildymas (“Unfulfilled”) – was recently published in Lithuania by Baltos Lankos.