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……
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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……..
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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…….
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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.’”…….
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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……
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soonstead

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…..”
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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…..
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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 ….
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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….
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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….
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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…
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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**

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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

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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.

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

**New Photos just added to the Gallery**

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