Tunglang recalls what life was like in Madras Lane in the 1960s and 70s: Madras Lane was once a quaint part of inner city George Town. Famed for its copra mill (that’s how it is called Yew Kar Lor,...
A couple of fascinating images of Chulia Street, showing early modes of public transport. This section of Chulia Street is likely to be between Chulia Lane and Love Lane. Notice the wide pavement for pedestrians. Unfortunately, the pavement...
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...
The MPPP is embarking on a RM10-12m project to upgrade the heritage Chowrasta market - its first makeover since 1961. The project will be awarded by open tender, said CM Guan Eng. As the building is deemed to...
In case you missed it, a documentary on the fall of Penang during World War II, screened over the History Channel. http://youtu.be/Ubtdwtanu3k http://youtu.be/q-0pRLbwK1I http://youtu.be/Jdqm9BzfM6w http://youtu.be/gHTRAKKNmrw http://youtu.be/WG3TBX5mCbo Any war-time memories to share with us?
The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion along Leith Street In Penang has made it into a list of the top 10 greatest mansions and grand houses in the world. The selection was done by Lonely Planet with the following citation: Built...
Well, whaddaya know! Pulau Jerejak has shot into the international spotlight with 30 scholars from 16 nations supporting a petition to save Pulau Jerejak. The petition was launched by the Sungai Buloh Settlement Council at the Fifth International Symposium on...
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...
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...
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. Passengers could buy a rail ticket from the Malayan Railway office...

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