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...
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...
After all the bad news about money games in Penang, people here needed a lift, and along comes a movie, the first Penang Hokkien movie - a movie about difficult family life in Old Penang, which has received positive...
In a third round of demolitions, more than 10 old buildings near Komtar were demolished over the last week - even before we have seen the George Town Local Plan and before the Special Area Plan for the George...
We are so used to the mainstream version of history. Catch this story by Hishamuddin Yahaya in Aliran Monthly to find out more about the little-known heroes in the struggle for independence.(From left) Ishak Haji Mohammed, Dr Burhanuddin...
A lot of attention has been given to Penang Island, but how do we revitalise Seberang Perai in a way that would be more authentic to local cultures and would promote a sustainable domestic economy?1) Carry over...
More than 5000 people were massacred in Penang under "a purge through cleansing" by Japanese forces during World War II and their bodies buried in mass graves including the site of the Rifle Range flats, Bukit Dumbar, Batu...
There are a number of reasons for the higher household debt. One of them is that we have lost the art of living within our means even as our wages have been suppressed.Perhaps one reason...
Lighten up and let's support the young people who will be showcasing our shared heritage from 6.00pm at the Armenian Street area and at 7.00pm at the Acheen Street/Carnarvon Street junction.This July 7, 2012 at...
Look at the optimism about getting approval for this huge 760-acre land reclamation project, never mind that it is still at the EIA stage. This project is linked to the tunnel-land swap deal, as the developer is supposed to...

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