Something is afoot at Pulau Jerejak. The local government must explain what is going on. Has any development plan been approved? If not, who has built this contraption next to the old resort jetty and for what purpose? Is...
Update: Now, there is talk that there is a plan for a much smaller station at Sia Boey. This could be located at the car park so the archaeological findings and the canal are not disturbed. But then this...
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...
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,...
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...
Archaeologists working at the Sia Boey site have discovered the remnants of an old police barracks or station near the old entrance to the Prangin Canal from the sea. The station is believed to have been in existence in...
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...
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...
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...
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,...

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