Underneath the Mango Tree in Permatang Pauh

Underneath the Mango Tree in Permatang Pauh

Permatang Pauh: Most well-known ‘mango territory’

Underneath the Mango Tree (Music Video Parody)

Malaysiakini news by Athi Veeranggan | Aug 23, 08

It’s undeniable that Permatang Pauh by-election has hit the international limelight because one man – the parliamentary constituency’s favourite son and opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim.

Foreign journalists flocked to this semi-urban constituency on nomination day last Saturday and will again comb the area this weekend in the run-up to polling day on Aug 26.

If not for the by-election, life in Permatang Pauh, literally means mango territory, would have remained bustling in one half of the constituency and quiet in the other half, especially at night.

‘Permatang’ means embankment, while ‘Pauh’ is an old Malay word for mango fruit.

Senior citizens recalled that the Permatang Pauh town was once a remote rural village filled with mango trees until the advent of rapid urbanisation.

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