Category: Old Penang

Old Penang – Ferry services (updated)

This was a ferry shuttling to and from the Malayan Railway jetty along Weld Quay on the island and the railway station at Prai Junction on the mainland.

The S S Violet shuttling between Weld Quay and the Prai Junction Railway Station

The S S Violet shuttling between Weld Quay and the Prye Railway Station – Photo: Anything Goes blog

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Old Penang: The Sook Ching massacres of World War II

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 Ferringhi and Coombe Hill (the site of the former Teachers’ Training College/the present Recsam premises). A National Geographic team interviews World War II survivors and local historians.

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