Tuesday, 19 January 2021
How are we faring in our testing of suspected cases of coronavirus? This graph shows where we stand among a group of selected countries of interest. The figures are for tests per million people. Note that countries with more...
The first day of movement control has ended with mixed results. Generally traffic was very light on the road in George Town tonight. Most shops were closed, apart from convenience stores. A couple of hawkers stalls and a few small...
Many marvelled when China was able to build 16 temporary hospitals in Wuhan in record time, but few are aware that all 16 were closed by 10 March after serving their purpose. The temporary hospitals, which received 13,000 patients,...
Our train network. A magnificent legacy (though of course the trains were used back then largely to transport commodities to feed the Empire). But for almost a generation since the mid-1980s, while the government focused on the "national car"...
Aida Redza and her troupe held participants at the riverside Chap Goh Meh gathering spellbound as they performed a dance in tribute to water called We are Water. The mesmerising dance (top video) was performed at the Sungai Ara...