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"No Plastic Bag" Sculpture, Prangin Lane, George Town, Penang

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No Plastic Bag is a steel-rod sculpture installed on a wall on Prangin Lane, George Town. Based on the caricature by Tang Mun Kian, it shows a housewife with more than her handful of purchase trudging over to the basket seller. The sculpture commemorates the No Free Plastic Bags ruling that came into force on 1 January, 2011. At the same time, it celebrates the wicker shop at the junction of Prangin Lane and Beach Street.

No Plastic Bag Sculpture, Stewart Lane, George Town, PenangNo Plastic Bag Sculpture, Prangin Lane, George Town, Penang (30 June, 2012)


The wicker shop of Prangin Lane is an example of the auxiliary trades that flourished to support the wholesale market of nearby Sia Boey. Since the market moved away, these shops have seen their businesses waning. They represent one of the many endangered trades of the inner city of George Town.

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