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The vanishing traditional artisans of Georgetown, Penang

The vanishing traditional artisans of Georgetown, Penang

By Barbara Weibel WITHIN the Kwan Yin Chinese Buddhist Temple, rivulets of smoke caressed vermillion globular lanterns strung from the ceiling before drifting through an opening in the roof. Worshipers streamed in and out, pouring oil into lanterns, lighting candles, and placing burning joss (incense) sticks into giant sand pots. Fascinated, I asked a temple […]

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Mini clogs for decoration

Mini clogs for decoration

By WINNIE YEOH THEY come in different colours and sizes, but the wooden clogs 56-year-old Eng Ai Tee makes are not your ordinary footwear — most are as small as the size of a thumb. The mother-of-three has been making the clogs, commonly known in Penang as “kah kiak” in Hokkien, since 2008 after a […]

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Penang history brought alive via art

Penang history brought alive via art

By CHRISTINA CHIN, The Star. FASHIONISTAS visiting George Town’s heritage zone can now see where luxury shoe designer Datuk Jimmy Choo started his apprenticeship. The caricature of a woman excitedly admiring a pair of exquisite shoes made by a veteran cobbler and his protege has been installed at Muntri Street. Aptly titled Jimmy Choo, the […]

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Penang Story :: More than just a rojak seller

Penang Story :: More than just a rojak seller

By KOW KWAN YEE Photos by LIM BENG TATT The 65-year-old rojak seller’s face beamed with delight at the mention of Ninja Turtles, Doraemon, the Eight Immortals and the Monkey King (Sun Wu-Kung). Then again, it is no child’s play dabbling with these characters as far as Khor is concerned. For he is a master […]

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