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...
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...
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...
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...
Few people are aware that the famous Indian Nobel laureate for literature, Rabindranath Tagore, visited Penang in 1927. He also passed by this way earlier in 1916.This is the Hu Yew Seah building in Madras Lane...
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...
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...
A glimpse from the past, this time a coffee shop along Church Street.tunglang who submitted this photo describes the scene as "Tham Chiak Kuis from Scandinavia salivating without 'Good Morning' mini China towel at my favorite Eng Loh...
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,...
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...

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