Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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...
This was a ferry shuttling to and from the Malayan Railway jetty along Weld Quay on the island and the railway station at Prai Junction on the mainland. Passengers could buy a rail ticket from the Malayan Railway office...
A rare photo of Batu Ferringhi circa 1920. Quite different from today, no. Any idea which part of Batu Ferringhi this is? Blog visitor tunglang recalls this place: The road looks no wider than two bullock carts widths. How the bulls...
In case you missed it, a documentary on the fall of Penang during World War II, screened over the History Channel. http://youtu.be/Ubtdwtanu3k http://youtu.be/q-0pRLbwK1I http://youtu.be/Jdqm9BzfM6w http://youtu.be/gHTRAKKNmrw http://youtu.be/WG3TBX5mCbo Any war-time memories to share with us?
Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has responded to the destruction of Candi no. 11 in the historical Bujang Valley region. The Bujang Valley archaeological excavations have enormous significance in our understanding of the history of the peninsula, and...
Economist Dean Baker, co-director of the Centre for Economic and Policy Research, based in Washington DC, explains what the United States could have done to rein in its housing bubble. Some lessons for Malaysia here, I think. The main...
A lot of attention has been given to Penang Island, but how do we revitalise Seberang Perai in a way that would be more authentic to local cultures and would promote a sustainable domestic economy? 1) Carry over...
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...
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