The MPPP is embarking on a RM10-12m project to upgrade the heritage Chowrasta market – its first makeover since 1961.

The old Chowrasta - Photograph:

The new-look Chowrasta market along Penang Road

The project will be awarded by open tender, said CM Guan Eng.

As the building is deemed to be part of the heritage of the state’s heritage, it will be overseen by heritage architect Laurence Loh.

Meanwhile, the Penang Heritage Trust is alarmed by what appears to be the demolition of another old bungalow along Macalister Road (opposite the new wing of the Loh Guan Lye Hospital).

Another one bites the dust - Photograph: Penang Heritage Trust