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...
This is a petition by the Penang Heritage Trust (PHT) to save Soonstead:The heritage of Soonstead is threatened by a proposed 13-storey tower block which would necessitate the demolition of the house’s dining room wing and annexe buildings.Originally...
I came across this eye-witness account of the scene around KL during then US president Lyndon Johnson's visit to Malaysia on 30 October 1966. His visit to Malaysia took place a year after the United States deployed regular combat...
Look at the optimism about getting approval for this huge 760-acre land reclamation project, never mind that it is still at the EIA stage. This project is linked to the tunnel-land swap deal, as the developer is supposed to...

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