The Star’s CEO revisits Penang’s history with personal anecdotes and factual gems

GEORGE TOWN: A book filled with personal anecdotes and factual gems about the history of Penang has just been released.

Penang’s History, My Story by Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai takes a fresh approach by weaving together the history behind the names of streets here with the writer’s own recollections about growing up in his island home.

Star Publications (M) Berhad group managing director and CEO, at the launch at the E&O Hotel, said it was unfortunate that history as taught in school only brought back unpleasant memories of long hours jotting down notes.

“History should not just be about memorisi…
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