According to the MPSP president, Province Wellesley is still the gazetted name of mainland Penang though the council itself is known as Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai (MPSP). When formal documents are required, the Malay text uses Seberang Perai while...
Seberang Perai or Province Wellesley has a rich history which has not often been shared with a wider audience. Did you know that Perai got its name from the Prye River, where an early settlement sprouted, that sugar...
This is a petition by the Penang Heritage Trust (PHT) to save Soonstead: The heritage of Soonstead is threatened by a proposed 13-storey tower block which would necessitate the demolition of the house’s dining room wing and annexe buildings. Originally...
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...
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...
In case you missed it, a documentary on the fall of Penang during World War II, screened over the History Channel. http://youtu.be/Ubtdwtanu3k http://youtu.be/q-0pRLbwK1I http://youtu.be/Jdqm9BzfM6w http://youtu.be/gHTRAKKNmrw http://youtu.be/WG3TBX5mCbo Any war-time memories to share with us?
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...
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...
Was the chief of the Japanese police garrison in Butterworth, Suzuki, the "hippy" executioner, ever based at the occupied British garrison in Batu Maung, now the site of the Penang War Museum? Not likely, according to a 50-minute National...
Blog reader Ah Chuan shares his memories of Sungai Ara. I am Penang born and I have migrated to another country for over 25 years. I am a technical consultant for a leading Bank. I can still remember...

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