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...
The National Heritage Department (JWN) is understood to have proposed to the Penang state government that Pulau Jerejak be included with the National Leprosy Control Centre in Sungai Buloh, Selangor as joint candidates for Unesco world heritage site listing....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Remember the controversial plan for a bridge to Jerejak Island from Penang Island plus 1,200 homes, a marina, four and five-star hotels and a theme park on Jerejak? Time to take another look at the island. The Pulau Jerejak Natural...
The Penang House of Music (Level 4, Komtar), which treasures the memory of the finest musicians to come out of the state and their music, celebrates its first anniversary. Check out the video above and the website. Open daily:...

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