Sia Boey: National Heritage Department to issue interim protection order, plans to extend buffer zone

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This is a English translation (I am not sure who translated it) of a statement in Bahasa issued by the National Heritage Department or Jabatan Warisan Negara. JWN was among those that played a critical role in obtaining Unesco world heritage listing for George Town and Malacca.

Feedback on the Sia Boey site, George Town, Penang

The proposed development of the Sia Boey site is very close to the buffer zone of the George Town world heritage site. Based upon preliminary investigation, it is expected that the proposed (transport hub) construction will have a potential impact on the recognition of George Town as a world heritage site.

However at this stage the National Heritage Department cannot provide real comment, feedback or suggestions, as there is no design or development at the site. Moreover, up to now, the National Heritage Department has been told that no black-and-white decision for the transport hub, as part of the proposed Penang transport masterplan, has been made.

Recently certain structures were discovered at the site, which are believed to include a canal. According to preliminary information obtained by the National Heritage Department, the canal was found to be very historical and important because of its potential to contribute to the story-telling of the history of George Town as a trading port. This discovery is also seen to strengthen the recognition of George Town as a world heritage site. In addition, several other structures were found at the site, one of which is believed to be a police station.

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A meeting chaired by Dr Zainah Ibrahim, director general and commissioner of heritage, National Heritage, Department, was held on 29 July 2016 (Friday) at 12.15pm, in the main meeting room of George Town World Heritage Inc (GTWHI). The meeting discussed the results of the Sia Boey site visit, which had been conducted just prior to the meeting. Also discussed was how to respond to the World Heritage Centre (WHC) of Unesco, as a result of a complaint by an NGO.

This matter should be given special attention. It is important that the site is protected. It should also be studied further, involving archaeological excavation to confirm the significance and relationship to the history of George Town.

For this study, the National Heritage Department intends to announce Sia Boey’s protection under the Heritage Act 2005 (Act 645). To ensure that it be protected, the National Heritage Department will issue an interim protection order under Section 33 of the same Act. However, state government approval is needed to enable the interim protection order to be issued.

In addition, when the results of the study are completed, the National Heritage Department will propose to extend the buffer zone of the George Town World Heritage Site to include the Sia Boey area. Capacity will be taken into consideration, depending on the importance of the site and discussions with the relevant parties. This is one way to strengthen and safeguard the George Town world heritage site.

Research and excavation by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) will continue until completed, especially around the canal area, in order for the story-telling to be completed. The National Heritage Department has issued a licence to the USM excavation team until November 2016. In addition, the National Heritage Department will send a team of archaeologists to jointly carry out research on site. Results of the preliminary research indicates that this excavation may take longer than expected, as historical evidence has yet to be found.

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The role to be played by all other parties is to report any information, discovery or new evidence on site. All parties should help to provide support for the National Heritage Department to preserve and protect this site.

National Heritage Department
Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia
16 August 2016
Tel: 03-26127611 / 7612/7613

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tunglang
tunglang
Great to see a battle of Sia Boey spewed into sports brought on by Dedak Addicts’ & Minions’ insane jealousy of Lee Chong Wei’s wealth & blinded by overt-worshipping of an Egoistic Tokong that can do no wrong but blame others & character assassinate. Great to see Komtar Dedak Addicts trying very … hard to character assassinate me by associating all the wrong doings of BN (what else can they debate intelligently with truths & telling pictures but LYING Big Time wakakakaka). Begitu lah perangai … yang makan Dedak Komtar! Great to fight these bo-hoots, frothing from the mouths with… Read more »
David Loman
David Loman
MAKLUM BALAS TERHADAP KENYATAAN JABATAN WARISAN NEGARA, KEMENTERIAN PELANCONGAN DAN KEBUDAYAAN MALAYSIA YANG BERTARIKH 16 OGOS 2016 Kenyataan Media YB Tuan Jagdeep Singh Deo, Ahli Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang (EXCO) Perancangan Bandar & Desa dan Perumahan pada 19 Ogos 2016 (Jumaat) di George Town, Pulau Pinang: Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang mengambil maklum kenyataan Jabatan Warisan Negara (JWN), Kementerian Pelancongan dan Kebudayaan Malaysia yang bertarikh 16 Ogos 2016, yang merujuk kepada tapak Sia Boey, George Town, Pulau Pinang. Pihak kami terkejut dengan kenyataan tersebut kerana Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang langsung tidak dimaklumkan atau dirundingkan tentang cadangan memperbesarkan kawasan Tapak… Read more »
Calvin Sankaran
Calvin Sankaran

I am sure that your tireless work to defend the good name of the DAP govt. and Tokong will not go unnoticed by the state government. Perhaps the state should introduce a new title – the Goebbels Award to be given to such dedicated individuals such as yourself for carrying out such invaluable work on its behalf.

zoro
zoro

you still did not get one from bn gomen? try harder. no need to wait for 4 years. also there are 9 states for you.

tunglang
tunglang

For lack of substance (in … brain), pls try harder not to copy-cat other’s comments.
Consuming Komtar Dedak is the mental cause?

Sora Zhen
Sora Zhen

good to get a balanced view on this blog, thanks to the posting by David Loman.
the mainsteam newspapers especially the english and malay ones do not feature the point of views of the Penang government.
people in Penang can exercise their judgement, no need to be influenced by the biased mainstream media.

tunglang
tunglang

Shuttler still a hero in eyes of Penangites
http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/08/21/shuttler-still-a-hero-in-eyes-of-penangites/

CAT gomen rewarded mixed-double players for winning silver medals.
Now, no mention or dead silence of anything for Lee Chong Wei???
Or is Malaysian sports also a domain for public relation politics running on the line of Georgie Bush’s mantra “If you are not with us…”?

David Loman
David Loman

According to wikipedia, Lee Chong Wei was born on 21 October 1982 in Bagan Serai, Perak. So he is a Perak lang?

tunglang
tunglang

Trying to ‘dirt-washing’ other’s success story.
Such a CAT-antics of dirty tactics to change perception of Malaysian sportsmen who are perceived by the above minions to ‘profit’ from gomen.
Selective dirt-washing’ against those who are tagged “If you are not with us, you are against us”.
Grow up before Malaysia become another Iraq of failed politics.
Is that what you aspired for a Malaysia for All??? – divide & conquer?

David Loman
David Loman

Last time BN used football legend Soh Chin Aun to contest against Lim Guan Eng in Kota Melaka.

Do not be surprised if MCA were to field LCW against LGE in the next GE.

Anyway, the report on the ‘Net Worth’ of LCW (RM300 million) just out on Oriental Daily:
商界闖新天地 宗偉累積財富3億
http://www.orientaldaily.com.my/sports/ty38427

His construction firm is ‘Chong Wei Bina Jaya’.

umno dedak tastes good
umno dedak tastes good

aduhai tunglang… termakan 2.6 bilion dedak pulak tu… sebenarnya, parti awak lah yg mempolitikan sukan dulu… tolong jawab aku mengapa umno nak LCW bertanding di satu pilihanraya pada 2014 ?

apa kata awak tentang berita harian dan kosmos ya ? ataupun anda sudah terlebih makan dedak. wakakkaa….

jgn lupa utk sertai gerakan merah di KL pada Sabtu ini, 27 Ogos. dedak adalah percuma !

zoro
zoro

Tun lang blind worshipper of BAD MIN TON player.

tunglang
tunglang
Don’t try harder to convince on behalf of your Unforgiving Deity, rejected by Lee Chong Wei for some personal reason if not a too glaring political PR courting exercise. Q: If LCW is not a Penangite, why did Deity try to woo him? Pls give me a satisfactory answer. To attack others who gave sincere support to LCW as a Malaysian sportsman smacks of a retaliation liken to a childish sore game of some political traders with big unmanageable egos. Then don’t call yourself a Malaysian & be not proud of our Olympic achievement. When some dabble in politics of… Read more »
umno dedak tastes good
umno dedak tastes good

unless if Penang takes Bagan Serai, is LCW a Penang lang ?

the fact seems to be lost on some dedak …

Sora Zhen
Sora Zhen

lee chong wei will be heavily rewarded by his god-mother, mdm mo1.
i remember lcw did not care about any reward from the penang government as he is a true blue … with his association with mca.

gk ong
gk ong

I heard sportsmen like LCW do not need to pay income tax for their prize money from competitions(?). So can get rich fast along with sponsorship income(?)

David Loman
David Loman

Lee Chong Wei’s career earning is $75 million.
http://www.thecelebritiesnetworth.com/2016/02/top-10-all-time-richest-badminton-players.html

He is the brand Ambassador of Samsung, KDU Educations Group. He’s got an extremely fine selection of automobiles like Skyline R35 GTR, BMW X6 Coupe with an improved engine, Ferrari F430 sports car. The list hasn’t finished yet, he additionally has Audi R8 sports car and Lamborghini Aviator, Bentley Continental GT1.
http://richestcelebrities.org/richest-athletes/lee-chong-wei-net-worth/#ixzz4I7OsnboU

umno dedak tastes good
umno dedak tastes good

Ying,

in other words, why does LCW need a gold ? he has the RMs. wakakaka

umno dedak tastes good
umno dedak tastes good

for LCW, nothing is better than a Birkins handbag given by …

after he retires, he (may) instantly become a captain in Msia’s Navy(?) wakakaka… its all about connections in bolehland.

betul kan, tunglang ? sape yg ahli umno, dia yg mendapat dedaknya. wakakaka…

YING
YING

Circulated in social media Lee Chong We I is now worth 75million, mostly from commercial endorsement.

Our gold medal may come in 20 years time, when Chong Wei’s father Lee Ah Chai, produces another badminton winning son with his present China born wife. The genes being enforced with mainland resilient profiles to be a force to reckon with. So watch out for LCW’s stepmother or Kingston Lee’s uncle to make a golden impact in future Olympics! Bravo

tunglang
tunglang
Penang launches app for bus users, motorists https://sg.news.yahoo.com/penang-launches-app-bus-users-motorists-062400316.html “The creation of this app is in collaboration with RapidPenang and it also focuses on the sharing and resolving of any issues regarding public transport and traffic conditions,” The app will consist of four main components: “Where’s my bus?”… “They will know what time, which bus and where to wait for a bus to go to their destination using the app…” Anil, isn’t this exactly what I proposed as feedback to you (after your Transport Council appointment) in this blog a few months ago? Anyway, my wish for a bus apps by… Read more »
David Loman
David Loman

More details on Penang Intelligent Traffic and Transport System「檳州精明交通系統」(PiTTs), the smart application that would integrate the traffic system with public transportation, namely buses and taxis, in Penang:

http://www.orientaldaily.com.my/north/bmpitts

zoro
zoro

Your idea? Just copy CAT. Hk has this apps donkey years ago. Donkey can only copy CAT

umno dedak tastes good
umno dedak tastes good

tunglang punya idea ? then why is he stuck in bolehland ? with his ‘genius’, he would have won the Nobel prize.

alas, he is just another dedak addict.

tunglang
tunglang

Hopeless character assassination to the point of lying in desperation!
Tsk, tsk, tsk, Dedak, makan Dedak!

David Loman
David Loman

Tunglang can go on top of Komtar to get the qi of good feng shui.
http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/08/20/gold-at-end-of-komtar-rainbow-a-fengshui-curiosity/

LCW can now forward to the hippo hug from his mentor Mrs MO1 who has claimed to have taught him how to beat Lin Dan.

Lai Huat
Lai Huat

Actually Komtar was in a very sorry state under BN Gerakan.
The current Penang government has revitalised Komtar.
The comic museum is one good example.

tunglang
tunglang

Comic museum for political+personal-ego boosting?
It shows without question who are the watak-watak in the comic.
What a cheap-skate politician riding on others (cartoonists) sweat & hard work for free PR.

tunglang
tunglang

Character assassinate is all you care for all to read.
Do it everyday, at every article.
Soon, readers will judge all the wakakakaka of Komtar Dedak 2-in-1.
But you choose your God given brains & time for this wakakakaka
which benefits no one but the Big Ego of your Fury Tokong, wrong?
What a waste of one life aspiring to have 9!
Alhamdullila semoga hayat kau bertambah 9 kali ganda!!!

umno dedak tastes good
umno dedak tastes good

awak jeles ? kalau ada Pokemon atau Doraemon tapi tak nampak kelibat gemuk awak, ego awak terluka ?

makanlah dedak ! sertailah gerakan merah di KL Sabtu ini, 27 Ogos. dedak adalah percuma !

umno dedak tastes good
umno dedak tastes good

exactly. only umno dedak addicts like tung lang would be ignorant of this fact…

in fact, if tunglang was so hardcore about preserving heritage, he should have protested against Komtar’s construction in the 70s.

tunglang
tunglang

What else did Tokong train you today?
Character assassination based on assumption is fun to you.
Come to Penang if you dare!
BERANI KAH?

umno dedak tastes good
umno dedak tastes good

zoro, the only way tunglang the dedak addict can enjoy his 4WD is to keluar Malaysia ! migrate to Las Vegas, where his master’s relative was gambling with the boy from Titanic.

tunglang’s master never gave a mosquito’s … about Penang anyway. PP Darul Sampah, anyone ?

zoro
zoro

Gelakan demolished Shaw bros new world, happy world amusement park in komtar site. Tun lang feel like new and happy world. No objections. Semua okay.

zoro
zoro

Under gelakan and BN, he has made heaps. Like petronas, the oil well is dried for him. Previously, 4w drive carries him around. Now he has to carry his 4w drive. No petrol to fill

tunglang
tunglang
Thanks, but…no go. Quote: “Komtar is a tubular tower, representing metal. The roof top’s triangular design represents fire. “In fengshui, fire will melt metal,” Penang fengshui master Mak said. Let me share a nightmare almost a decade ago. In the dream, I was driving along Jalan Dato Keramat towards GAMA at about 8pm night. At Siam Road junction, I sensed something foreboding as I witnessed streams of people going towards Komtar. Reaching New Lane junction, I saw a huge crowd milling about from Komtar till the Indian Temple opposite Times Square. Caught behind the crowd, I had to stop in… Read more »
umno dedak tastes good
umno dedak tastes good

wah. mimpi tokong ni ! power gila !
macam mane boleh mimpi sampai macam tu ? pemakanan dedak ?

boleh rekomen dedak 2.6 bilion kat i ? i nak cuba gak.

umno dedak tastes good
umno dedak tastes good

satu lagi, tunglang. jgn lupa sertai Gerakan Merah di KL pada Sabtu ini, 27 Ogos ya !
dedak adalah percuma !

zoro
zoro

Enjoy your driving? A 4w drive? Komtar was commissioned by Gelakan Dr lim chong EU to his relative a Singland architect. Gelakan same family to tunglang.

umno dedak tastes good
umno dedak tastes good

tunglang ate too much umno dedak to be able to see the truth. to him, DAP carries ALL the faults like building Komtar.

Lon-Boey Observer
Lon-Boey Observer

So called Little Penang stratch of shophouses at far end of Rope Walk (Jln Pintal Tali) nearer to Prangin area should appeal to UNESCO heritage evaluator. Why ? Because the shophouses have been restored to their glory days with the 5 footway (kaki lima) not obstructed to pedestrians. Also the flooring are refurbished with “peranakan” tiles ! Such restoration requires money and the Singapore Consortium that handles such area has indeed st the standard for the locals to cherish and restore their dilapidated pre-war houses.

tunglang
tunglang
Do we need to fully (without thinking) rely on SingLanders for restoration works? Go around George Town (walk, no donkey riding pls) to see the best of renovation works by local architects & restoration craftsmen, some of which are funded thro’ Think City. See some of the gems like the Blue Mansion (by Penang architect Laurence Loh), Peranakan Museum, prewar houses turned boutique cafes in Canon Square precinct. Anything Singlanders touch (golden?, beware) is definitely translated into super-high rentals, which not many Penangite businessmen can afford. It’s nice to have a free-of-obstruction kaki lima, but no business taking up space… Read more »
Shirly
Shirly

If you have lived in Singapore, trust that you will find that so many good practices there that could be adopted by the Penang government.

tunglang
tunglang

When a SingLand leader asked God for 3 wishes & he fainted, this speaks of something spiritual.
Pls meditate on it!

tunglang
tunglang

Here goes another spin by Komtar Dedak Addict 2-in-1.
Who is saying BN is perfect & better like your Untouchable Venerable Niao Kong?
Character assassination by linking others with all things BN?
Pls work harder instead of make believe antics.
Straying from topics like Komtar stray cats is creating alley noises.

tunglang
tunglang

Pls lah try harder!
How to convince?
Pathetic antics of a CAT punya Dedak Addict!

umno dedak tastes good
umno dedak tastes good

bagus bagus… tentu bos awak sihat sejahtera. gemuk pulak tu. patutlah ramai yg menghidap diabetes di Malaysia !

tapi awak tak ade dedak nak kongsi ? tuan awak tak bagi ? kesiannye… patutlah awak suka menyalak ! salaklah kuat sikit ! bagi tuan awak dengar ! wakakkaa…

kalau dedak awak dah habis, sertailah gerakan merah di KL Sabtu ini, 27 Ogos. dedak adalah percuma ! wakakakaka…

Calvin Sankaran
Calvin Sankaran

I agree that there are so many practices and policies by the Singaporean govt that we can learn from and adopt. However there are many things that they do that we can do without. Unfortunately our state govt has the habit of copying the bad practices of the SG govt while skipping the go ones.

Certainly none of the Singaporean ministers were charged with corruption and abuse of power. In Penang, not just that the CM has been accused of corrupt practices even his former DCM1 was also removed from his post (allegedly) under similar charges.

zoro
zoro

You sleeping. Just wake up? … what about your BN ministers? They are more angels and go to holy land often. Even accused, they add more super glue. Even lost in polls, they enter through special backdoor. Similar many doors for you. try harder like former well-being m#1. Add more oil, satay taste better.

tunglang
tunglang

CAT can’t even copy a row of HDB flats with its strict policies to the deserving genuine house buyers!
What hope is there for an affordable housing future when it seems to emulate SingLand’s dos & don’ts as blared out loud by drunkard minions?

tunglang
tunglang
Bringing a 17 yr of kid to court for extra charges is also good practice? Clamping down on dissidents & social media freedom are also heaven? Gentrification of places at the expense of cultures & values to be replaced by ‘plastics’ & imports of foreign commercialised values & bought artefacts (to be claimed as theirs) are AOK? BUT, one thing is good – their HDB housing & infrastructures is social-caring effort & par excellence. Not all things SingLand are palatable, if one cares to ask those ex-SingKaPoh lang who have emigrated to Australia, NZ or somewhere better to live. Their… Read more »
tunglang
tunglang

wakakaka. Who doesn’t know what is happening in BolehLand.
Trying too hard to pick news here & there & mud slinging others who happen to be against your Tokong?
You are wasting Anilnetto space … wakakakakaka!
Behaving more like boyscout than a grown up commenter.
But too bad for hardcore dedak addicts – Komtar Dedak 2-in-1!
Btw, 2-in-1 trolling is a waste of space & creating useless noises in this blog!

tunglang
tunglang

Nothing constructive to say here but spewing character assassination like that Tokong Tak Boleh! Assumptions learnt from the Art of CAT Assassin just to create perceptions further from the truth.
FYI, I Like Namewee far far better than your Venerable … Tokong.
If you think you can spew all the lies to gain support for your Deity & create hatred, you have make a big mistake.
The battle goes on.
How much Komtar Dedak have you dine today?

umno dedak tastes good
umno dedak tastes good

tunglang tunglang… awak tak tau kah ? semua agama mengajar sedekah. jadi dermalah sikit… kan awak ada 2.6 bilion dedak umno ? tentu sedap kan ?

kesianlah dekat i. Komtar mana ada dedak ? kan boss awak ada dedak 2.6 bilion di Amerika ?

ku masih menunggu jawapan awak utk soalan2 aku. tapi nampaknya inilah akibat pemakanan dedak yg berlebihan. sampaikan kuman di seberang boleh nampak, tapi gajah di depan tak nampak. dah rabun dekat ?

sertailah gerakan merah di KL pada 27 Ogos ini. dedak adalah percuma !

zoro
zoro

Tun lang a pendatang and sepet semua okay No probkem? …. So why your good friend wants to clamp down social media like singland?

tunglang
tunglang

… What a show for all to see.
So, I think by my hunch I am quite correct that zoro + umno dedak tastes good are one of the same fool surviving on Komtar Dedak (after all being paid dedak (chicken + cat feed) as a 2-in-one troll…!
Anyway, TQ for trolling my comments everywhere which thankfully gave free advertising. Sorry, I don’t have dedak to reward a dedak-addicted troll for an overtly-hard work of wakakaka!

umno dedak tastes good
umno dedak tastes good

wakakaka… inilah akibat pemakanan dedak yg melampau !

gajah di depan tak nampak, kuman di seberang boleh nampak. bikin hebat sangat lah khayalan awak !

jawablah aku. mana 2.6 bilion ? apa jadi dgn Malaysia Insider ? apa jadi dgn Bersih ? Namewee ? KS Bawani ?

kenapa ada 300,000 org Malaysia di Pulau Kiasu ? kenapa nilai RM jatuh sampai 3:1 dgn dolar Kiasu ?

sertailah Gerakan Merah di KL pada Sabtu ini, 27 Ogos dan buktikanlah pendedakanmu. wakakaka….

zoro
zoro

Small red get gold in the games. Bug brother get second place sliver.

zoro
zoro

Singland gets gold we get non gold

zoro
zoro

cat persecutor also perscute singland for buying old properties and restore than the original. singland has the$$$ and knowhow since they have been doing in tg pagar. ayer telor and melaka.

Teh
Teh

National Heritage should ensure that the tiled roof of old shophouses in the heritage zone are not replaced by modern zinc roof.

Lai Huat
Lai Huat

Good point. Why Penang Forum fails to notice this?

tunglang
tunglang

Anil, can National Heritage Department also oversee our national parks, forests (not deemed national parks) & coastal marine bio space? And act on public complains?

Ang JP
Ang JP

Why have so much faith on the national heritage dept?
They are only interested in nusantara heritage.

tunglang
tunglang

Why have so much faith on CAT Deity when it wants to gentrified all of Penang with unsavoury swap deals regardless of archaeological findings which are important national treasures to all Malaysians?

zoro
zoro

like gelakan bn bought raffles resident for 1 rm and sold to developer and tun lang does not bark … and pretend to be a … dead silence

tunglang
tunglang

National Heritage Department
Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia
16 August 2016
Tel: 03-26127611 / 7612/7613

Any email to send controversial evidential photos of GT heritage enclave to?

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