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 tunglang The 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...
This is what Penang Road looked like in the early 20th century - we once had a car-free George Town, didn't we? (Click on picture to enlarge) The foreground is the intersection of Chulia Street (left) with Penang Road....
A light rail or tramway once extended from the Weld Quay jetty to Penang Hill via Air Itam Road. This must be near the turn-off to the General Hospital (Jalan Utama) or Jalan York. This route is worth...
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...
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...

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