A dream for Penang

By Kee Thuan Chye

January 2010 TALK-TALK ONLY
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From left: The Galeri Seni Mutiara, next to Sun Yet Sen's Penang Base; inside the Galeri Seni Mutiara; the OHL Gallery in New World Park, Penang; the Esplanade, Singapore. Rafe Boon, Ben Wismen, Ooi Ke Beng
Where we once compared nations, we must now compare cities. Penang can exude vibrant culture if we all first envisage our dream, and then take the necessary steps to realise that. Along the way, let's not let political considerations thwart the project.I HAVE A DREAM. That one day Penang will become a cultural hub and that it will not only be one for the Malaysian north but for the region as well.I have a dream that the arts and culture...

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Kee Thuan Chye

is the author of the new bestsellers Unbelievably Stupid! and Unbelievably Stupid Too!