Where Are All the Heroines in Books?

by Rosalind Chua
A few weeks ago I read about a seven-year-old girl from California who trotted off to the public library and came across a book on insects with the header – The Biggest Baddest Books for Boys.

She was not impressed.

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GTWHI celebrates George Town's Living Legacy

George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI) Interpretative Centre opened to much fan fare yesterday with the presence of Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and GTWHI General Manager Madam Lim Chooi Ping who both officiated the event.

The centre aims to promote the value and significance of our local tangible heritage, more so in a UNESCO World Heritage Site like George Town. It features a 16 x 18 foot model of George Town World Heritage Site, sponsored by Think City Sdn Bhd. The Interpretative Centre is contributed by Giat Suria Sdn Bhd to be used for 15 years.

GTWHI also officiated the book launch of Penang's Living Legacy: The Heritage Traders of George Town that features 36 stories of traditional traders and practitioners in George Town including Chinese seal cutter and calligrapher Mr Ng Chai Tiam; printing press and book binder Jothee Press; and rattan weaver Mr Sim Buck Teik of Seang Hin Leong.

The GTWHI Interpretative Centre is located on the second floor of Armenian Street Heritage Hotel and opens on weekdays from 9.00am - 5.00pm.

The book titled Penang's Living Legacy: The Heritage Traders of George Town is now available for purchase at GTWHI office for RM40. For more information, contact GTWHI at 04-261 6606.

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The Power of One

by Rosalind Chua
A couple of years ago, I had the great pleasure of meeting Tan Ean Nee after she launched her book “The Way Home” (together with co-author Joshua Wong), a chronicle of the lives of leprosy patients from the Sungai Buloh Settlement. Her tireless work to document and piece together broken families is truly inspiring.

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Street Artist Ernest Zacharevic Thinks Art Is Rubbish And Rubbish Is Art

Hung high in collectors' homes or hidden away behind museum walls, 2D art can have the (often undeserved) reputation for being inaccessible. Street artist Ernest Zacharevic's recent work in George Town, Malaysia is anything but.

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Trending: Ernest Zacharevic, Malaysia's Answer to Banksy

Malaysia has its own version of Banksy - street artist Ernest Zacharevic. His latest piece of work, which highlights the problem of crime, has been painted over by the authorities - but not before being widely shared on social media.

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Keeping Nyonya Cuisine Alive

PENANG food ambassador and fifth-generation Nyonya Pearly Kee has produced her first cookbook called ‘A Nyonya Inheritance’. The 98-page hardcover book features 35 traditional Penang Nyonya recipes for dishes like assam laksa, nasi ulam, tau eu bak, sambal udang, otak-otak and chun pneah.

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Learning to Cook with Fragrance, Flavour and Feeling

MALAYSIAN chef Pearly Kee added some extra spice to the kitchen of the King Valley’s Pizzini Wines at the weekend. She was invited to make the visit to the North East after meeting winery owners Katrina and Fred Pizzini at her cooking school in George Town and discovering they shared a similar food philosophy.

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Picture: BEN EYLES