17 years & 4 months ago ………….



On 4 April 2002, the New Straits Times published an article about my website, www.PenangTalk.com/photos. It was written by Zoraini Wati Abas, a lecturer at the International Medical University (IMU). She said, “www.PenangTalk.com/photos is not your typical tourism site. I have visited many local tourism sites that have only managed to provide scant or official sort of information for tourists. They are your typical travel sites with recommendations to visit the same list of places and with similar looking pictures. Visit www.PenangTalk.com/photos and you will experience a different sort of environment. It is filled with beautiful photos and valuable information. But what I like about it is that it provides more insights on Penang. This is what makes it unique. I did not get the same satisfaction from any other promotional site on Penang”.

41 years ago ……..

I think a good way to start this blog would be to highlight a news clip from 41 years ago where I was personally involved. Younger people may not have heard of the Penang based newspaper called the The National Echo which was previously known as the Straits Echo. In 1978/79 I contributed a few articles to the weekly motoring section of The National Echo. I wrote under the pseudonym (K.S.) and the pic shows an article of mine published on Friday, May 5, 1978 ………….. 41 years ago. (I will try to upload a pdf copy of the article later). The National Echo ceased publication in 1986 but its predecessor (Straits Echo) was founded in 1903 which makes it one of the oldest newspapers in the country. This is old news but ……………..