A STRONG Woman • Chinese-Malaysian Street Food Vendor • George Town • MALAYSIA

Monday, August 15, 2016

Ah Yeoh cooks street food in Malaysia. Now she needs back surgery, but who can she ask for help? SUMMARY: Ah Yeoh’s body is wearing out after 42…

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KEN HUNTS FOOD • Chinese, Indian and Malaysian Flavors • George Town • MALAYSIA

Sunday, September 20, 2015

It’s the cultural mix that makes life in Penang so spicy. Just ask the food blogger Ken who has easily eaten over 1000 restaurants in and around Penang….

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EVICTED! • Effects of Gentrification on Four Residents • George Town • MALAYSIA

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Four neighbors in Penang are evicted as the town gentrifies. What kind of future waits for them?

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The Hip-Pop SIGNBOARD CARVER • Craftsman hows How to Make • George Town • MALAYSIA

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Master Lee is a wood carver. He creates Chinese signboards and modern art by mixing old traditions with modern methods.   “My name is Lee Chee Cheng. I’m…

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RUBBISH • Small Business Recycling Center • George Town • MALAYSIA

Monday, September 14, 2015

“My name is Mrs. Lian. I do recycling. Newspaper and plastic.” “When the people come, I go and weigh. After I weigh, I pay the money.” “They’ll come….

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TIM MAN • Tinsmith Craftsman • George Town • MALAYSIA

Monday, September 14, 2015

In some corners of Penang, old craftsmen, artisans, still grind away at traditional trades. Mr. Khaw is one of them. He’s a tinsmith. His hands and soul are…

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MEDICAL HALL • Traditional Chinese Medicine Shop • George Town • MALAYSIA

Monday, September 14, 2015

It seems like every week some scientific study touts newly-discovered benefits of little-known herbs. The truth is that people have been treating their aches and pains with “herbal…

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FESTIVE FOODS • Heritage Celebrations • George Town • MALAYSIA

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Why live life on an empty stomach? Better to visit George Town, Malaysia during the annual Hertitage Celebrations. 2015 was all about “festive foods” or foods related to…

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CUT & SHAVE • Penang’s Vintage Barbershop • George Town • MALAYSIA

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Elyas loves a scumbag. One day he was surfing YouTube and came across a video – a video by the Schorem barbers in the Netherlands. He watched them on…

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GRANDMOTHER’S PERANAKAN BROOCH • Jeweler Shows How to Make • George Town • MALAYSIA

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Jonathan Yun and I’m a jeweler based in Penang. I sell handmade, mostly silver jewelry. I’ve got three main ranges, the coral ocean based on my diving experience,…

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