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...
Update: In the 1940s, boats used to carry cargo all the way from the sea-front all the way along Prangin Canal, which was once a river, passing by Capitol Cinema (demolished to make way for Komtar) until the junction...
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 tunglangThe old, steady and trusty way up to the...
The MPPP is embarking on a RM10-12m project to upgrade the heritage Chowrasta market - its first makeover since 1961.The project will be awarded by open tender, said CM Guan Eng.As the building is deemed to...

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