Improving Penang’s wet markets

By Goh Ban Lee

April 2011 VOICE IN THE CROWD
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Supermarkets may be seen as symbols of urban development, but it is not true that they have replaced our wet markets. In fact, our planners need to realise that it is their job to build on this still growing phenomenon. What would Penang be without fresh produce from Chowrasta, Jelutong or Batu Lanchang?DESPITE THE GROWING popularity of air-conditioned and generally clean shopping malls, wet markets still exist in Penang. Not only that, they are still popular morning haunts. Besides fresh...

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Goh Ban Lee

is a senior research fellow in the Penang Institute.


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