Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The federal government's double standards in the allocation of funding for conservation and revitalisation projects in Penang and Malacca are disturbing. Malacca receives RM30 million while Penang gets only RM20 million. First, the disparity in the amounts given is hard...
The morning sunlight filters through the branches, lending an enchanted and mystical aura to the fabled tree It's official: The marble plaque beneath the Democracy Tree (Click to enlarge) Photos by Kinta Kid Kinta Kid reports from the Democracy Tree, Ipoh: Perak...
Update: Now, there is talk that there is a plan for a much smaller station at Sia Boey. This could be located at the car park so the archaeological findings and the canal are not disturbed. But then this...
Go here to watch Fahmi Reza's outstanding film on the 1947 hartal - the winner of the 2007 Freedom Film Festival. It's worth the watch.
Reader Grandma sends us her recollection of how well public transport was organised around Maxwell Road (next to present-day Prangin Mall). [googlemaps https://maps.google.com.my/maps?q=maxwell+road+penang&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hl=en&hq=&hnear=Jalan+Maxwell,+Georgetown,+10100+George+Town,+Penang&t=m&vpsrc=6&ll=5.414427,100.332406&spn=0.009613,0.009656&z=16&iwloc=A&output=embed&w=450&h=450] I lived in Maxwell Road which is parallel to Prangin Road until the demolition to make way...
A former Taiping resident has contributed these nuggets about the environmental history of the historical town. Did you know that over a hundred years ago: abandoned mining pools were turned into Malaysia's most famous botanic gardens with iconic rain trees. there...
Would you buy a home on this island? These graves are on the north-western side of Pulau Jerejak. According to a historian, there are at least 5,332 graves, most of them from the 7,500 leprosy patients who lived at one...
Another grave development, again in the Batu Lanchang area. This is for a project involving terrace and bungalow houses and a low-cost component, a high-rise block. A private family graveyard, Kam Cementry, at Lorong Batu Lanchang, Lot 54, Section 5,...
"It is a sad day when we see two architectural treasures within the George Town World Heritage Site, Convent Light Street and Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, vandalised by Malaysians to make racial political statements." That's what the Penang Heritage Trust...
The Special Area Plan, a plan prepared for the George Town World Heritage Site (GTWHS) to guide and control development in the area, has been submitted to Unesco. Among other things, the plan provides for water taxis and the enhancement...
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