It's a packed hall here at Penang Institute as Penangites show their interest in saving Pulau Jerejak.
This forum on Saturday has received tremendous publicity in the media. It is the seventh major Penang Forum since 2008, this time speakers will lift the veil on Pulau Jerejak to unravel the secrets of this forgotten island. Is...
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...
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...
Few people realise that Pulau Jerejak has a hidden heritage so haunting that it was once featured in the History Channel. Most of the migrants arriving in Penang from China and India and other Asian nations - the ancestors...
Something is afoot at Pulau Jerejak. The local government must explain what is going on. Has any development plan been approved? If not, who has built this contraption next to the old resort jetty and for what purpose? Is...
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...
This is a English translation (I am not sure who translated it) of a statement in Bahasa issued by the National Heritage Department or Jabatan Warisan Negara. JWN was among those that played a critical role in obtaining Unesco...
Penang Forum has responded to criticism of its letter to Unesco over the plan to construct a massive transport hub in an area designated as an arts and heritage district. Penang Forum's original letter to Unesco can be found here,...
It seems like some people are jumping up and down after the archaeological discoveries at Sia Boey received tremendous coverage in the media, scuttling the plan to build a massive transport hub there. The widespread media publicity given to...

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