Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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...
For a long time, Bukit Mertajam was one of those places where time seemed to stand still and memories frozen in the past could be savoured in the present. Tang Loon Kong took a stroll down memory...
Tunglang recalls what life was like in Madras Lane in the 1960s and 70s: Madras Lane was once a quaint part of inner city George Town. Famed for its copra mill (that’s how it is called Yew Kar Lor,...
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...
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