Conversation with Timothy Tye: Ushering Penang Hokkien into the 21st century

Join us on Saturday, July 24 at 9 AM EDT / Malaysia time at 9 PM for a conversation with Timothy Tye on Ushering Penang Hokkien into the 21st century.

Penang Hokkien is a living language, spoken as the lingua franca of the Chinese in Penang. Timothy founded Learn Penang Hokkien, where he and his team develop this language as a living intangible heritage. The mission of Learn Penang Hokkien is to turn this largely spoken language into a written one so that we can communicate in it in writing. As part of that effort, a new romanized writing system has been created for the language, so that people of all backgrounds can easily learn to read and write the language.

Timothy Tye is one of the champions of keeping Penang Hokkien alive in this present age. He is a full-time blogger and social media influencer from 2007 until the present day. Before that, he handled marketing communications for Dell in the Asia Pacific region. As a blogger, Tim has one of the largest individually assembled place-information websites in Malaysia. His passion is in researching local place information, which he has turned into a full-time occupation.

More information: Learn Penang Hokkien

When: Saturday, July 24 at 9 AM EDT

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