Hall of Fame for Penangites a ‘good idea’


THE state will consider establishing a Hall of Fame to pay tribute to all Penangites who had done Penang proud, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon. 

Responding to a Malay daily’s suggestion of having a special gallery to exhibit things related to famous Penang-born figures, Koh said it was a good idea. 

“This is a very good suggestion but first of all, we would need to identify a suitable location,” he told reporters re-cently. 

The suggested Hall of Fame is to give re-cognition to famous Penangites such as shoe designer Jimmy Choo, World Squash Champion Nicol David, artistes Alleycats and composer Datuk Ahmad Nawab. 

When contacted, state Tourism Develop-ment and Environment Committee chair-man Teng Chang Yeow said this would de-finitely be a good motivation to those who had brought glory to the state.  

Agreeing that it was a good proposal, he added that with good planning, the hall could even be made into a new tourist attraction. 

“However, we must make sure that it is unique and has something interesting to show to the visitors,” he said.  

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