Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Archaeologists working at the Sia Boey site have discovered the remnants of an old police barracks or station near the old entrance to the Prangin Canal from the sea. The station is believed to have been in existence in...
This is what Prangin Canal or Sia Boey in George Town, Penang, looked like in 1830, when the canal was much wider, leading out to the coast, which at that time faced Beach Street (before early land reclamation extended...
I visited the fascinating though little known Bujang Valley Archaeological Museum in Merbok nestled on higher ground in the foothills of the Kedah peak, surrounded by paddy fields that had turned brown in the scorching heat. At the entrance...
A Penang State Museum committee came up with this inventory of mostly private heritage buldings but the list seems to have "melted down", says a former urban conservator. Statement regarding the contents of the MPPP Heritage Inventory of January...
This was the building known as Raffles House in Penang, along Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah/Northam Road. Notice the five 19th Century Doric order columns. It stood on the site of Stamford Raffles' house, which was damaged in a fire in...
On the second day of the Lunar New Year, heritage circles in Penang were abuzz with talk that several buildings in the Runnymede property in Penang - the site of Stamford Raffles home in Penang - were being demolished,...
tunglang sent in the following description of a nocturnal stroll around the George Town heritage core zone. Last Saturday night, I went for a walk in the heritage zone of George Town. The place looked more ghostly: few local residents...
Laurence Loh laments the poor protection of heritage buildings outside the Unesco heritage core zone. In 2011, Malaysian heritage celebrated a victory when the Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP) very courageously exercised their discretionary powers by ordering Tetuan Klassik...
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...
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