The Sour Fate of Kampung Pokok Asam Jawa

By Abdul Raqib Karim

November 2011 FEATURE
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As Penang develops, the costs are higher for some than for others. And often, the costs are highest for those who can afford it least. With the craving for land on the island, older residences close to George Town are being replaced by high rise and higher-cost buildings. More of Penang’s past is being buried.The distant sound of a large lorry gets louder behind me. As it passes, kicking dust and debris over my shoes, I look at the place....

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Abdul Raqib Karim

is a sub-editor and researcher at Straits GT of Intersocietal and Scientific (Inas).