Questions were raised by the public about missing ceramics and other artefacts at the Bujang Valley archeological site in Kedah during a 'Penang Story' talk yesterday evening. This is serious as the Bujang Valley is a national treasure. As one...
Bujang Valley, one of several Indianised kingdoms in Southeast Asia, existed long before neighbouring empires such as Majapahit (1200 AD) and Sri Vijaya (700 AD). [googlemaps https://maps.google.com.my/maps?q=bujang+valley&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&hl=en&hq=bujang+valley&hnear=&t=h&cid=2837284899388969832&ll=5.949363,100.395813&spn=1.365862,1.373291&z=9&iwloc=A&output=embed&w=500&h=500] The early Bujang Valley civilisation between the first and the fifth century (earlier...
Was the chief of the Japanese police garrison in Butterworth, Suzuki, the "hippy" executioner, ever based at the occupied British garrison in Batu Maung, now the site of the Penang War Museum? Not likely, according to a 50-minute National...
More demolition of shophouses appears to be underway this weekend to make way for Komtar phase 5, sparking outrage in heritage circles. The George Town World Heritage Inc office had earlier commissioned a study of the heritage significance of...
Seberang Perai or Province Wellesley has a rich history which has not often been shared with a wider audience. Did you know that Perai got its name from the Prye River, where an early settlement sprouted, that sugar...
The ruins of dormitories and leper homes, old reservoirs and undergound chambers, places of worship, jail cells, even a courtroom add an eerie touch to the island's natural greenery that should be preserved as a state treasure for Penang. I...
The Kampung Buah Pala land in Gelugor was once owned by David Brown, a wealthy spice plantation owner during the early British colonial era in Penang who died in 1825. Title to the land eventually reached one of his descendants,...
A Penang State Museum committee came up with this inventory of mostly private heritage buldings but the list seems to have "melted down", says a former urban conservator. Statement regarding the contents of the MPPP Heritage Inventory of January...
This is what Prangin Canal or Sia Boey in George Town, Penang, looked like in 1830, when the canal was much wider, leading out to the coast, which at that time faced Beach Street (before early land reclamation extended...
Penang Forum 4: Development and Good Governance is being held at the Caring Society Complex in Penang today. Penang Forum 4: Development and Good Governance

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