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Clan council to go ahead with annual CNY event

The Star Online - 9 hours ago
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Chinese Clan Council (PCCC) has decided to continue holding its annual Chinese New Year Culture and Heritage Celebration next year despite not getting any endorsement yet from the state government. Event...

Sparks fly over '50, Love Lane'

The Star Online - 10 hours ago
The war of words between the powerful Penang government and a Chinese cultural group over a heritage property in George Town's inner city has grown more intense. TWO empty tables with plates of food stood out like a sore thumb at the...

North-south battle lines persist in Delaware

The News Journal - 1 day ago
Delaware entered the Confederate monument fray in recent days when the Lower Sussex County branch of the NAACP demanded that the state stop funding the Georgetown Historical Society, the nonprofit organization that operates the Nutter D. Marvel ...and...

The genesis of Madras' water supply system

NYOOOZ - 2 days ago
Heritage savants hail him as the father of Madras' water supply and sewerage disposal system. Thanks to these initiatives, ... Seven Wells Street in George Town gives a glimpse into the water management system of those days. Ten wells were dug up in ...and...

Reclaiming George Town's five-foot ways as a public space

Aliran Monthly - 2 days ago
*The Report on Accessible Tourism at George Town is a project by Kerry Toumbourou, Sharon Hu, Shamus Nash, Andrew Hannan and Dhishani Selvarantam conducted for Penang Island City Councillor Khoo Salma and supported by Lestari...

Down memory lane along George Town's five-foot ways

Aliran Monthly - 3 days ago
To gather more information, I meet up with Khoo Salma, a historian and councillor with the Penang Island City Council (MBPP), and Kuah Li Feng, a heritage services consultant. Observing five-foot ways in George Town and chatting with older residents ...and...

Andrews Heritage Festival: Participants enjoy ribs, rides and a lot of fun

South Strand news - 4 days ago
Chef Tranis Parker of Georgetown would not share his recipe for "Blackaneese Seafood Rice," but his dish and culinary prowess earned him a first-place prize in the "Taste of Andrews." The father of two who cooks alongside his wife, Nicola, was willing...

Book on old cemetery reveals rich information about Penang's past

The Star Online - 4 days ago
THE old belief that dead men tell no tales is put to rest by author and historian Marcus Langdon in his latest publication 'Epitaph: The Northam Road Protestant Cemetery, George Town, Penang'. Touted as the most definitive work ever written about the...

Look at the positive side of heritage status

The Star Online - 5 days ago
I truly loved the George Town of old and still love the way it is today, although mass tourism which is partly due to its World Heritage Status (WHS) is hastening the loss of the city's authentic character. But we cannot get away from the fact that for ...and...

State of Penang is not just the island

The Star Online - 5 days ago
TAN Hock Lim's “Yearning for the old George Town” (The Star, Aug 14) is understandable. Who doesn't want to live in a city that is pleasant, not crowded, traffic jam-free and easy on the pocket? However, putting the whole blame on the Unesco heritage ...and...

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