Is this what a heritage city is about - derelict land, decaying buildings and a high-rise construction site? Photo by a Penangite The sign just about sums it up. It reads "George Town, Penang - Unesco World Heritage City"
Here are a couple of letters to theSun on the federally funded project to upgrade the Penang Hill Railway written by tram engineer Ric Francis and heritage activist Dr Choong Sim Poey. Ric has his say here: As an experienced engineer...
The Kampung Buah Pala land in Gelugor was once owned by David Brown, a wealthy spice plantation owner during the early British colonial era in Penang who died in 1825. Title to the land eventually reached one of his descendants,...
Photos by Kris Khaira and another 2100: As time runs out, a few dozen High Chaparral villagers have gathered outside the house of the Adun for Seri Delima, R S N Rayer, located off Jalan Masjid Negeri/Green Lane. Some of the...
Photo courtesy of  www.sriamanro.sarawak.gov.my Or how Sri Aman in Sarawak got its name... It's now Anwar Ibrahim's turn to call on the government to allow the former Communist Party of Malaya leader, Chin Peng, to return home. In the raging controversy over...
Hero's welcome: Speaker Sivakumar is mobbed by ordinary Perakians - Photos by Kinta Kid The Perak Speaker acknowledges the crowd Keeping alive the flame of democracy, justice and freedom (Click to expand photo) Kinta Kid reports from the first anniversary commemoration of...
The morning sunlight filters through the branches, lending an enchanted and mystical aura to the fabled tree It's official: The marble plaque beneath the Democracy Tree (Click to enlarge) Photos by Kinta Kid Kinta Kid reports from the Democracy Tree, Ipoh: Perak...
Here's something that could be a drawcard for visitors to Penang. Few Malaysians are aware that the man who gave Indonesia its name lies buried in Malaysia - in Penang to be specific. James Richardson Logan, the man who...
http://www.youtube.com/v/yvwCmmQbU_E&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0 Yesterday's blog post was "What happens if Anwar is arrested before by-election?" Unfortunately, we will get to find out now. Anwar is expected to be charged with sodomy at the Magistrate's Court in Jalan Duta at 9.00am tomorrow. Whether he...
A book on Gerakan by Neil Khor and Khoo Kay Peng has stirred controversy - even before it can be launched. "Non-sectarian politics in Malaysia: The case of Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia" has already ruffled the feathers of certain quarters. Respected...

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