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Doc Short: Malaysia’s Barbershop Revolution

As cultures evolve they tend to draw from their roots.

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I filmed a short documentary about the Son and Dad barbershop in Penang, Malaysia a few months ago.

The story caught my attention because it shows a long-honed cultural tradition in Penang that’s being adapted with modern sentiments — precisely what my short doc series about the place is all about.

Filed under: Culture and Society, Malaysia, Vlog

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I am the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. I’ve been traveling the world since 1999, through 91 countries. I am the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China and have written for The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3703 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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