Is this what a heritage city is about - derelict land, decaying buildings and a high-rise construction site? Photo by a Penangite The sign just about sums it up. It reads "George Town, Penang - Unesco World Heritage City"
This was a unique roundabout in Penang, the intersection of six different roads - one of the 'happening' areas of old George Town. By the way, congrats to Ric for his book being selected among the "50...
Following Unesco's recognition of George Town and Malacca as world heritage sites, LW wrote these important words of caution, which I thought I should highlight: I just hope, though, that this listing will actually bring about more context sensitive and...
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...
Laurence Loh laments the poor protection of heritage buildings outside the Unesco heritage core zone. In 2011, Malaysian heritage celebrated a victory when the Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP) very courageously exercised their discretionary powers by ordering Tetuan Klassik...