This is what Penang Road looked like in the early 20th century - we once had a car-free George Town, didn't we? (Click on picture to enlarge) The foreground is the intersection of Chulia Street (left) with Penang Road....
On the second day of the Lunar New Year, heritage circles in Penang were abuzz with talk that several buildings in the Runnymede property in Penang - the site of Stamford Raffles home in Penang - were being demolished,...
tunglang sent in the following description of a nocturnal stroll around the George Town heritage core zone. Last Saturday night, I went for a walk in the heritage zone of George Town. The place looked more ghostly: few local residents...
This was the building known as Raffles House in Penang, along Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah/Northam Road. Notice the five 19th Century Doric order columns. It stood on the site of Stamford Raffles' house, which was damaged in a fire in...
Update: In the 1940s, boats used to carry cargo all the way from the sea-front all the way along Prangin Canal, which was once a river, passing by Capitol Cinema (demolished to make way for Komtar) until the junction...
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...
New photos have emerged of the ruins of a 121-year-old church in Pulau Jerejak located on the eastern coast of the island, just north of the Boustead shipyard. The ruins, now almost shrouded by trees and overgrowth, are believed...
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...
A Penang State Museum committee came up with this inventory of mostly private heritage buldings but the list seems to have "melted down", says a former urban conservator. Statement regarding the contents of the MPPP Heritage Inventory of January...
A rare photo of Batu Ferringhi circa 1920. Quite different from today, no. Any idea which part of Batu Ferringhi this is? Blog visitor tunglang recalls this place: The road looks no wider than two bullock carts widths. How the bulls...

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