Participants at Penang Forum 7: #SaveJerejak today called for a moratorium on any property development project at Pulau Jerejak, an island steeped in history. There were some who felt that some kind of 'development' on the island was inevitable and...
Why rush to the top of Penang Hill, when the ride up in the slow ol' wooden train was itself a priceless multi-sensational experience. A ride up Penang in the 1960s by tunglang The old, steady and trusty way up to the...
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,...
When Rajindar Singh worked as a medical assistant* in charge of the treatment room of Camp 1 in Pulau Jerejak in the mid-1960s, he spotted a solitary full-grown coconut tree growing in the premises and wondered who had planted...
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...
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...
It was quite a different world back then. Have all the changes made been for the better? Nostalgic Penang-Large Collection of Vintage Photographs (F)http://www.authorstream.com/player.swf?fb=0&nb=1&ct=5&rl=0&ap=0&pl=as&p=2022755_635227276650095000&fi=1 In case you can't view the slideshow, here is the link to the source. Share with...
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...
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...
Bukit Mertajam MP Steven Sim is embarking on a unique project to rekindle pride in Bukit Mertajam, one of the less known - but no less charming - towns on mainland Penang. Let's hear it from Steven: Everybody loves...

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