Penang Perspective: My Island in the Sun (Vol 1)


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ISBN 983-9054-09-0
Book size: 140 x 215 mm
Pages: 237 

You won’t find a more charming, humorous and knowledgeable guide to Penang than the veteran journalist Khor Cheang Kee.

In this first collection of his articles, he introduces us to the people and places that make up Penang: the spell of its beaches, romance of the hills, vibrance of the city and the Nyonya way of life. Everything, in fact, which justifiably makes Penang this lovely island in the sun.

CONTENTS (selected)

An introduction to Penang  / Getting away from this Pesta madness / All about those Penang misers / Where have all the sangguls gone? / The footprints of five centuries in Batu Maung / Of old school ties and nostalgia / Is this the way to train teachers? / Sons, daughters and dad’s will / A weekend doing gloriously nothing / Are teachers less strict with students? / Everything you’ll want to see in Penang / The men who want to work-for no pay / Generation gap in books, films and lifestyle / A glimpse of the Penang of yore / When the Big Top came to Penang / 0, for the boria of the good old days… / Born 1786 — and still going strong / My one-day stint in the Penang prison / Up on a shabby old coach to Penang Hill / It’s Eighth Moon feasting time again… / The other face of Penang… / Act of faith in the Nine Emperor Gods / The slow, long road back to Penang… / All that’s left of free port / I remember, I remember, those terrible times of war / Gambling at the Goraku in Occupation Days / Penang’s man of the year — Chong Eu / The Tun’s ardent fans in Penang / The life and times of a patriarch / East meets west on Penang’s tourist beaches / Colour bar from the other side


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