Rising from the ashes

By Jeffrey Hardy Quah, Rosalind Chua

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Long before most Malaysians thought green was trendy, when recycling was something you needed a bicycle for, there was Jimmy Lim. Architectural maverick, outspoken critic of rampant development, green prophet… and, of course, owner of the most flamboyant hairstyle ever to grace the Malaysian Institute of Architects. Lim talks to Penang Economic Monthly about 15-year cycles and why he’s setting his bar even higher.IT WAS the fire that did it.His entire office was burned to the ground, leaving nothing behind....

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Jeffrey Hardy Quah

is a freelance writer and editor.

Rosalind Chua