Seberang Perai Story Lectures: Memories of Studying in Province Wellesley Tamil Schools Seberang Perai Story Lectures: The Memories of Studying in Province Wellesley Tamil Schools in the 1960s.

Date: 11th June 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Venue: 1st Floor, Sri Ananda Bahwan Restaurant, 2985 Jalan Bagan Luar, Butterworth
Speaker: Dr Arjunan Narayanan

Dr Arjunan returns to the Seberang Perai Story Lectures with his recollections and stories about growing up and attending Tamil schools in Province Wellesley, Penang. He will share with us the different kind of Tamil schools established then, and also various aspects that define the schools and the kind of life of growing up in a plantation. To read more, please click here

 

Penang Transport Master Plan

 Prangin Canal and the Penang Transport Master Plan

A write up on the Prangin Canal and the possible impact of the Penang Transport Master Plan will have on the canal. To read more, please click here

 

 

 

Penang Transport Master Plan

The Penang Transport Master Plan – Response from NGOs

The Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) have generated quite a lot of buzz in the public realm. Traffic and transport woes have left many bitter, and holistic solutions have yet to be found and implemented. Is this the master plan to help solve the traffic issues that plague Penang? Are we ready to put in RM 27 billion to develop the plan, RM 40 billion and more to implement it, and sacrifice our land and sea just to see it through? Do read the response from various non-governmental organisations here on the PTMP.

 

Prangin Canal Talk
Prangin Canal – The Promised People’s Park?

Date:  24th April 2016 (Sunday)
Time:  9.00am to 11.00am
Venue: Penang Heritage Trust, 26 Church Street

 Join Lim Gaik Siang, Khoo Salma and Goh Hsiao Mei as they present the history, heritage, findings, observations and future plans for the Prangin Canal and its surrounding area, an important part of George Town’s history and heritage. For more information, please click here.

For Chinese version, please click here/ 對於中文版,請按這裡

 

Penang Judge's Residence 1The Penang Judges Residence on World Heritage Day

Khoo Salma’s opinion on one of Penang’s endangered and abandoned heritage. The Penang Judge’s Residence was also nominated as PHT’s Seven Most Important Endangered Heritage Site. To read more, please click here.

 

 

 

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PHT Public Talk: Penang Hill Railway by Ric Francis

Date:  9th April 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 10am – 12pm
Venue: Penang Heritage Trust, 26 Church Street
 

Ric Francis, leading consultant and expert on tramways and author of several books on transport systems, will be presenting a talk on the Penang Hill Railway, an achievement and legacy in Penang’s history. For more information and reservation, please click here.

 

 

Kg Siam Site Visit

Site Visit to Kampung Siam Pulau Tikus

Date: 10 April 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 3.30pm
Venue: Kampung Siam Pulau Tikus

Penang Heritage Trust’s third site visit is to  Kampung Siam before it is demolished to make way for a new hotel development. For more information of the site visit, please click here

 

Sim Buck Teik working on rattan craft

Sim Buck Teik working on rattan craft

 

PAPA Workshop 2016 – Rattan Weaving Workshop

PAPA is organising its first workshop in 2016 for aspiring apprentices and public. For more details of the workshop, kindly click here

 

 

 

 

Front view of PCCC building, Light Street

Front view of PCCC building, Light Street

 

 Site Visit to Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Date:  5th March 2016 (Saturday)

Time:  3.30pm to 5.30pm

Venue:  Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce, 3 Light Street, 10200 George Town

Penang Heritage Trust’s second site visit for 2016 is to the recently restored and refurbished building of Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce. The Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce was the earliest chamber of commerce to be established in George Town, and had serve the Chinese merchants, traders and association members up until today.

This site visit will be conducted by PHT’s president, Ms Lim Gaik Siang.

For more information, please click here

 

 

Penang Apprenticeship ProgPAPA Public Talk Posterramme for Artisans (PAPA) Public Talk and Recruitment

Date:     31st January 2016

Time:     2.30pm to 4.30pm

Venue:   Penang Heritage Trust, 26 Church Street, 10200 George Town, Penang

Are you interested in learning a traditional artisan skill? Would you like to learn how to weave rattan, carve a signboard, sew a beaded shoe or embroider a kebaya? To find out more and register for the programme, click here

 

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Seberang Perai Story Lecture: Public Libraries in Penang-Past, Present and Future

Date: 23 November 2015, Monday, Malaysia’s first English-language public library was established in 1816 in Penang, or Prince of Wales Island as it was then officially known. Although touted as being ‘public’, the Prince of Wales Island Library operated for many years much like a club, with access limited to its members and their guests. ……
Read more here.

 

Penang story 15 Nov_flyer smallPenang Story Lecture: Batu Uban in Pulau Pinang: Past, Place and Presence

Date: 15 November 2015, Sunday, History and heritage has its politics – some of inclusion, others of exclusion. Batu Uban in Pulau Pinang is facing policies of exclusion and marginalisation, displacing the erstwhile town from history, and the world map. ……
Read more here.

 

Penang story 7 Nov_flyer_smallPenang Story Lecture: Cosmopolitan Backwaters: Penang and Rural Performing Arts in the 20th Century

Date: 07 November 2015, Saturday, Cultural histories of Penang have been documented from many perspectives, but cultural relationships between the island and its rural ‘hinterlands’ are still under-explored ……
Read more here.

 

Seberang Perai Story_small 18 SeptemberPenang Story Lecture​: Penang Kempetai War Crimes Trial

Speaker: Dr Arujunan Narayanan, Date: 18 September 2015, Friday, Venue: The Star Level 1, The Star Pitt Street, 15 Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling ……
Read more here.

 

Seberang Perai Story_small 12 SeptemberSeberang Perai Story Lectures: Seberang Perai’s Archaeology ​and Epigraphic Treasures

The Guah Kepah site is a significant coastal shell midden site in Seberang Perai, considered one of the earliest shell-midden sites to be excavated in Southeast Asia……
Read more here.

 

Final_Seberang Perai Stories_small15 Aug 20152Seberang Perai Story Lectures: Early Views of Province Wellesley

From Pinang [island] one sees its broad stretches of bright green sugar-cane and the chimneys of its sugar factories, and it grows rice and cocoa-nuts”, wrote Isabella Bird, describing the view of Seberang Perai or Province Wellesley in 1883 ……
Read more here.

 

Final_Seberang Perai Stories_15 Aug 2015 smallSeberang Penang Story Lectures: James R. Logan, A Polymath on a Province Wellesley Plantation

James Richardson Logan (1819-1869) has a monument erected in his honor in front of the court house in Penang. But who was this man and why did the government abhor him while locals of all races loved him? ……
Read more here.

 

York house site visit_web flyer smallPenang Heritage Trust Site visit to The York House at 121 Halaman York

Penang Heritage Trust Site visit to The York House at 121 Halaman York – Sunday, 2nd August 2015 from 3pm. The York House, designed in 1936, was probably the last great mansion built by a European architect before the war. Neo-Georgian, Indian Art Deco and South African influences can be observed. ……
Read more here.

 

Penang Story flyer_Townhouse, Shophouse_smallPenang Story Lectures: Townhouse, Shophouse

Penang Story Lectures: Townhouse, Shophouse, Melaka-Penang World Heritage Site – Sunday, 2nd August 2015 from 9.30am – 12.30pm. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Melaka and George Town “reflect a mixture of influences which have created a unique architecture, culture and townscape without parallel anywhere in East and South Asia.” ……
Read more here.

 

5 Architects, 5 Houses_smallPenang Story Lectures: 5 Architects, 5 Houses by Dr Jon Lim

Penang Story Lectures: 5 Architects, 5 Houses by Dr Jon Lim – Saturday, 1st August 2015 from 9am – 12.30pm. The development of Straits architecture is succinctly expressed in the evolution of the Penang house ……
Read more here.

 

 

 

Seberang Perai Story poster_WEBSeberang Perai Story Lecture – From Agrarian Village to Urban Centre

Seberang Perai Story Lecture 2015 – Saturday, 13th June 2015 from 9am – 12 pm. From Agrarian Village to Urban Centre: The Rise and Transformation of Bukit Mertajam from 1800s to 1950s – by Nicholas Chan and Koay Su Lyn ……
Read more here.

 

 

Penang Story poster_Penang Food Traditions_ver 2Penang Story Lecture – Penang Food Traditions

Penang Story Lecture 2015 – Sunday, 7th June 2015 from 6.30 pm – 10.00 pm. Penang Food Traditions by Dr Ong Jin Teong ……
Read more here.

 

 

Penang Story LogoThe Penang Story Lectures: A brief history of the RAAF in Penang

Saturday 2:30pm, 16th May, 2015 – The RAAF has had a permanent presence in Penang since the 1950’s with aircraft operating out of what is now RMAF Butterworth regularly for over 60 years. ……
Read more here.

 

 

Penang Story LogoThe Penang Story Lectures: Recollections and Insights into the History of Penang Music

Saturday, 9th May, 2015 – Tan Sri Ahmad Merican was the man of the moment and his insight, our priceless history lesson! This Penang born musician, composer, programmer, broadcaster and media strategist has seen and done it all. ……
Read more here.

 

 

logo_150Letter to the Mayor of Penang

30th April, 2015 – The President of Penang Heritage Trust sent a letter to the Mayor of Penang on the new plans for Soonstead…….
Read more here.

 

 

logo_150George Town: protecting world heritage in an Asian city

13th April, 2015 – Talk given by the President of Penang Heritage Trust in London…….
Read more here.

 

 

logo_150Letter to the Mayor of Penang

3rd April, 2015 – The President of Penang Heritage Trust sent a letter to the Mayor of Penang on heritage issues…….
Read more here.

 

 

01Evictions at Cheapside

The tenants of six shophouses on Lorong Cheapside, off Chulia Street have recently received eviction notices, and are trying to negotiate for an extension to their leases. The six houses are on the same title, and according to the tenants, the owner wishes to sell the properties…….
Read more here.

 

 

chettiThe Chetti Melaka Community of Malaysia

Friday 6pm, 20th March, 2015 – The Chetti Melaka trace their roots to traders from South India who came to Malacca 600 years ago during the Malacca Sultanate, intermarried with local Malays and Chinese and produced a peranakan community that speaks Malay. ……
Read more here.

 

 

chulia_picPHT Talk: Chulia Cemetery and Traditional Trades

Sunday 3:30pm, 15th March, 2015 – There will be a talk on Chulia Cemetery and Traditional Trades in Lebuh Chulia by Madam Khoo Salma Nasution on 15 March 2015, Sunday at 3.30pm. Please gather at the junction of Lorong Masjid and Lebuh Chulia……
Read more here.

 

 

Jewsih cemetery pictureThe Penang Jewish Cemetery Site Visit

Sunday 3:30pm, 4th January, 2015 – Situated alongside Jalan Zainal Abidin – formerly Jahudi (Jewish) Road, in the heart of George Town, the Penang Jewish Cemetery is believed to be the oldest single Jewish cemetery in S.E. Asia…..
Read more here.

 

 

logo_150‘Living Heritage Treasures of Penang’ Awards

The Penang Heritage Trust feels that the State of Penang is particularly rich in various types and genres of intangible cultural heritage that require protection and preservation. Therefore it is considered timely that Penang continues this programme started in 2004….
Read more here.

 

Poster Tales Two Cities_editedTales of Two Cities: Paintings of Melaka & George Town

The solo exhibition will showcase 40 paintings from Melaka & George Town by veteran woman artist Koh Shim Luen. The exhibition also intended to raise operation funds for the Penang Heritage Trust. Launch on Sunday, 7 December at 2pm….
Read more here.

 

 

seberang_sPenang Story Colloquium: The Seberang Perai Story

Read more here.

 

 

stannePHT Site Visit: Church of St. Anne

PHT’s upcoming site visit will be held this Sunday, 02 November 2014, 2.30pm. The site is The Church of St.Anne located at Bukit Mertajam. A brief history of the church will be presented by Mr Lazarus Jonathan……..
Read more here.

 

 

arles_sThe Rumah in Arles by Julia de Bierre, Saturday 25 October at The Star Pitt St

Talk on Saturday, 25 October 2014. Julia de Bierre talks about how she curated ‘Rumah’ – a showcase of Malaysian art and heritage in a seventeenth century French mansion in Arles, in which Malaysian and French heritage mingled in evocative ways…….
Read more here.

 

 

botanicPenang Story Lecture:
Commemorating 130 Years of the Penang Botanical Gardens

Talk on Saturday, 11 October 2014. Penang Botanic Garden is 130 years old, making it the oldest public botanic garden in Malaysia……
Read more here.

 

soonstead1You Saved Soonstead!

Statement by the Penang Heritage Trust
Penang Heritage Trust (PHT) is delighted by the news that Soonstead’s developers have decided to withdraw their current planning application and amend their design so as not to destroy or demolish any part of this heritage building……..
Read more here.

 

 

soonsteadSave Soonstead Petition

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…….
Read more here.

 

 

limmahhuiAddress to the Full Council Meeting of MPPP

August 28, 2014 – Speech by Dr Lim Mah Hui on Conservation in Penang. “We ignore history at our own peril or as George Santayana, the philosopher puts it, ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’”…….
Read more here.

 

 

buckminster_smallPenang Story Lecture:
Komtar and the Buckminster Fuller Connection

Talk on Saturday, 23 August 2014. The talk will include an Exhibition and a Tour of the Dewan Tunku Geodesic Dome. The speaker is none other than Datuk Seri Lim Chong Keat, who has kindly accepted our invitation to share his experiences with us……
Read more here.

 

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Letter to MPPP on Soonstead

“We are writing to express our concern at the proposed redevelopment of ‘Soonstead’ (formerly ‘Northam Lodge’), Lot 1065, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Section 13, Daerah Timur Laut, Penang. We believe this has been brought up by Dr. Lim Mah Hui at a recent MPPP Council meeting, and we would like to follow up on this…..”
Read more here.

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Penang Story Lecture:
The Diary of the Javanese Prince Exiled in Penang

Talk on Sunday, 20 July 2014. After the British invasion of Java, Raffles was made Lieutenant-Governor of Java. The Sultan of Jogjakarta Hamengkubuwono II (1750-1828) who resisted foreign rule was captured and exiled, first to Batavia, then to Penang, along with members of his family and his servants…..
Read more here.

The PHT – 7 Terraces Living Heritage Treasures Awards

Announcement: Sponsors like Seven Terraces have enabled PHT to continue with the Living Heritage Treasures Awards. Henceforth the award is now known as The PHT – 7 Terraces Living Heritage Treasures Awards ….
Read more here.

logo_150Talk: Save The Bukit Brown

Talk on Saturday, 5 July 2014. Tracing The Historical Connections of the Straits Settlements of Penang, Malacca and Singapore from Bukit Brown Cemetery….
Read more here.

Penang Story LogoPenang Story Lecture:
From Penang to Adelaide: Surveyor-General William Light

Talk on Saturday, 14 June 2014. William Light (1786 – 1839), son of Captain Francis Light, was born in Kedah and grew up in Penang. After a notable military career in Europe and Egypt, Colonel William Light became the first Surveyor-General of the Colony of South Australia….
Read more here.

 

wltsmallPenang Story Lecture: Dr. Wu Lien-Teh and China’s First Medical Research Institute:

The North Manchurian Plague Prevention Service, 1912-1931

Talk on Sunday, 1 June 2014. The north Manchurian plague of 1910 to 1911 is one of modern China’s most well-known medical events. Extensively celebrated in Chinese and English popular and scholarly literature, Wu Lien-teh and his small team of scientists…
Read more here.

 

logo_150Recent blog post on swiftlet farming

The PHT has been lobbying for a ban on swiftlet farming in the Georgetown urban area, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, since 2007 when the first government guidelines on swiftlet farming (known as 1GP) first appeared.
Read more here.

 

 

swiftSwiftlet removal in George Town – December 30
Letter to YB Chow from PHT Council Member concerning the Swiftlet removal in George Town. Photo courtesy Tan Yeow Wooi. View the details here.

 

 

 

PULAU TIKUS 3Pulau Tikus Spatial Planning Online Survey
Pulau Tikus has a mix of commercial, tourism, retail, health, religious and residential land uses. A community endorsed plan is critical for a prosperous future. View the details here.

 

 

Penang Story LogoPenang Story Lecture: Dr Albert Stanley McKern (1885-1945)– a Penang Doctor in Myth and Reality
Date & Time: Saturday 30 November 2013, 3pm – 5pm
Venue: Lone Pine Hotel, Batu Ferringhi, Penang
Co-organised by Penang Heritage Trust and Think City Sdn Bhd More details.

 

Islamic philanthropy smallPenang Story Lectures & Panel Discussion: Islamic Philanthropy and the Foundations of Ethical Enterprise
Date & Time: Sunday 22 September 2013, 2pm – 6pm
Venue: E & O Hotel, Lebuh Farquhar, Penang
Co-organised by Penang Heritage Trust and Think City Sdn Bhd

**New Photos just added to the Gallery**

More details…

 

panasian_smallPenang Story Lecture: Pan Asianism and Rabindranath Tagore’s Ideal of a common Asian civilisation
Date & Time: Saturday 21 September 2013, 8pm – 10pm
Venue: Level 5, Wawasan Open University , Penang
Co-organised by Penang Heritage Trust and Think City Sdn Bhd

**New Photos just added to the Gallery**

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hajj_smallPenang Story Lecture & Conference: Penang and the Hajj
Date: Saturday & Sunday, 17 & 18 August, 2013
Venue: E&O Hotel
Co-organised by Penang Heritage Trust and Think City Sdn Bhd

More details….

 

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Hill destruction July 2013Illegal Hill-slope Development
This picture of the horrendous destruction on the hill to the south was taken the day after the big storm recently, when many of the blue tarpaulins blew away revealing the true extent of the earthworks.

More details….

 

 


Penang Story Symposium: 
Khaw Sim Bee Na Ranong and Shared History of Malaysia-Thailand Relations

**New Photos just added to the Gallery**

More details….

 


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