Life on the List

By Rosalind Chua, Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng, Jeffrey Hardy Quah

February 2011 COVER STORY
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It is strange how major events coincide in time and space. On July 7, 2008, George Town was finally listed – together with Malacca – as a Unesco World Heritage Site (WHS). This came exactly four months after Penang had a change in government for the first time in 40 years. Then, in January 2009, budget airlines began flying to and from Bayan Lepas Airport courtesy of Asean’s open skies initiative, which ended the air travel monopoly held by Malaysia...

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Rosalind Chua

Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His latest book is Signals in the Noise: Notes on Penang, Malaysia and the World (Singapore: Faction Press) Homepage:

Jeffrey Hardy Quah

is a freelance writer and editor.