penang-in-thai-documents  Penang Heritage Trust Talk: Penang in Thai Documents

   Date: 22nd December 2016 (Thursday)
   Time: 5pm to 7pm
   Venue:  Penang Heritage Trust, 26 Church Street
   Donations: RM10 (members)/ RM25 (non-members)
   RSVP: info@pht.org.my/ +604 264 2631
  

Prapassorn Posrithong will present an interesting talk on the island of Koh Hmak (the Siamese name for Penang), and how it was documented in the history books of Thailand. Penang became an important port for Siamese royal court in Bangkok after Ayutthaya was destroyed. The trading scene can be observed in historical documents found in Phuket. In letters, books and photographs, we also see how Thai royalties describe Penang during their political asylum during the 1932 coup d’état, their lives in Penang during Japanese Occupation and their relations with friends and places they have visited. For more information, please click here.

GT Iron Rod Sculptures  Penang Heritage Trust Talk: George Town’s Iron Rod Sculptures

  Date: 18th December 2016 (Sunday)
  Time: 3.30pm to 5.30pm
  Venue: Hin Bus Depot, 31 Jalan Gurdwara
  Donations:  RM10 (members)/ RM 25 (non-members)
  RSVP: info@pht.org.my / +604 264 2631

Mike Gibby returns to the Penang Heritage Trust platform to present a talk addressing the 52 rod sculptures installation commissioned by the Penang State Government as part of marking George Town. Are the sculptures a good representation of George Town? Do they embody the spirit of place? Do they tell of the cultural diversity and history of the place? For more info and RSVP, please click here.

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  PENANG STORY 3: The Spirit of Penang (Inaugural Lecture and Launch)

  Date: 10th December 2016 (Saturday)
  Time: 2.30pm – 5.00pm
  Venue: Bangunan UAB, MPH Event Hall (Level 1), No 21-25 Gat                    Lebuh Cina, 10300 Penang
RSVP: muhammad.salleh@thinkcity.com.my or call 04 251 9806

Dato’ (Dr) Anwar Fazal, chairman of the Think City Board, will deliver an inaugural lecture to jumpstart the Penang Story 3 initiative, a joint collaboration between PHT, Think City and WOU to collate and document the stories related to Penang. Dato’ Anwar’s lecture will take us through a journey of the issues and dynamics of public interest activism and social change in and out of Penang. For more information, please click here.

 papa-woodcarving-2-poster  PAPA Workshop 2016: Wood Carving Level 2

  Date: 11 & 18 December 2016 and 8 January 2017
  Time: 2.30pm to 5.30pm
  Venue: PAPA Workshop, 66 Acheen Street, Penang
  Fees:  RM300 (RM220 for PHT members)

 Wood carving master Mr Yeap Siew Kay returns to the PAPA Workshop to close 2016 with a level 2 class for aspiring wood carvers. This workshop will see Mr Yeap introducing more advanced techniques and skills used to develop more intricate and exciting wood pieces of art. For more info and registration, please click here.

 

yangon-echoes  Penang Heritage Trust Talk: Yangon Echoes – Inside Heritage Homes

  Date:25th November 2016 (Friday)
  Time: 5.30pm
  Venue: Penang Heritage Trust, 26 Church Street
  Donation: RM10 (members)/ RM 25 (non-members)

Virginia Henderson and Tim Webster presents an interesting documentation of Yangon, and the heritage and history hidden behind the homes and lives of the Burmese. The talk will showcase part of their research and documentation done for the book Yangon Echoes, and presents an intimate peek into the lives in Yangon. For more information, please click here.

 

talk-a-history-of-phuket-and-its-relations-to-penang-by-colin-mackay Penang Heritage Trust Talk: A History of Phuket and Its Relations to Penang

 Date: 1st November 2016 (Tuesday)
 Time: 5.30pm
 Venue: Penang Heritage Trust, 26 Church Street
 Donation: RM10 (members)/ RM 25 (non-members)
 

Colin Mackay, an author, researcher and historian will deliver a talk on Phuket, outlining the history of its development and achievement over the years. He will then link the heritage of Phuket with Penang and Kedah, defining relationships and interactions that were established long ago. For more information and RSVP, please click here 

 

pht-site-visit-gurney-drive Penang Heritage Trust Site Visit: Gurney Drive – Past, Present & Future

 Date: 16 October 2016 (Sunday)
 Time: 3.30pm to 5.30pm
 Venue: Mr Pot’s Cafe, 124C Gurney Drive (Beside Millennium Tower)
 Donation: RM15/member and RM30/non-member
Speakers: Dato Anwar Fazal, Dato’ Dr Leong Yueh Kwong & Anil Netto

PHT Site Visits returns, and this time we have three prominent experts to share their knowledge and experience about Gurney Drive. As we see the coast slowly reclaimed to make way for future development called Gurney Wharf, this will be the last few moments for us to appreciate the northern coast of Penang before it is transformed forever. For more information and reservation, please click here.

ric-francis-modern-trams-talk-2016 Penang Forum Talk: Modern Trams – Are They Suitable for George Town and Penang?

 Date: 30th September 2016 (Friday)
 Time: 5.30pm
 Venue: Penang Heritage Trust, 26 Church Street
 Admission: Free

 Ric Francis returns to George Town and brings with him a new perspective and evaluation of implementing trams in George Town and Penang. For more information, please click here.

 

sustainable-transport-strategies-beyond-megacities PHT Free Talks: Sustainable Transport Strategies beyond Megacities

 Date: 23rd September 2016 (Friday)
 Time: 5.30pm
 Venue: Penang Heritage Trust, 26 Church Street
Admission: Free

Dr Dorina Pojani, a lecturer on urban planning from Queensland, Australia, will be in Penang Heritage Trust on the 23rd of September to share her opinion and discourse entitled: Sustainable Transport Strategies beyond Megacities. For more information and RSVP, please click here.

Recruitment notice 3 WE ARE HIRING!!

Penang Heritage Trust is looking for individuals passionate about heritage, culture and people to join the organisation as Administrative Executives. If you are interested, please click here.

 

 

 

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 PAPA Workshop 2016: Lantern Making

Date: 4th September 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 2pm to 5.30pm
Venue: PAPA Workshop, 66 Lebuh Acheh, George Town
Fees: RM 65(members), RM100 (non-members)

The Penang Apprenticeship Programme for Artisans (PAPA), an initiative by the Penang Heritage Trust to promote traditional arts and trades in Penang, is organising the following workshop with the following details :

In olden days, we used to make lantern before the mid-autumn festival but we no longer do it. Please come and join us with your kids to learn this traditional handicraft.To read more, click here

Connecting The Lights

 Connecting the Lights – A PHT- George Town Festival Event

Date: 21st August 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 3pm to 6pm
Venue: Royale Bintang Hotel, Beach Street, Penang
Ticket price: RM 30, inclusive of afternoon tea.

Come spend your Sunday evening with Kedah historian Datuk Wira Mohd Shariff, Penang-based author Marcus Langdon, Kelly Henderson of Adelaide and Eurasian historian Dato’ Dr Anthony Sibert as they trace the history and stories connected to Captain Francis Light, the founder of Penang. For more information and RSVP, please click here.

Anniversary dinner PHT 30th Anniversary Dinner

 Date: 21st August 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Penang Teochew Association, 127 Chulia Street

Penang Heritage Trust is 30!! Come join us as we rejoice and reminisce three eventful decade of the Trust in an evening of merriment, mirth and musing. Join us as we walk down memory lane to celebrate PHT; pick up an artisan skill via the artisan showcase; honour our LHTA recipients; and watch interesting performances and recitals as we savour interesting local fares and goodies. For more info and ticket prices, please click here

Site Visit to Penang HIll PHT 30th Anniversary Celebrations: An Evening on the Hill (special site visits and talk featuring Mike Gibby)

Date: 14th August  2016 (Sunday)
Time: 2pm – 5.30pm
Venue: David Brown Restaurant and Tea Terraces, Penang Hill
Tickets: RM 70 (members)/ RM 120 (non-members)

Penang Heritage Trust welcomes its 30th anniversary with yet another exciting event, an exclusive, one-time-only site visit and special talks on one of Penang’s last jewels, Penang Hill. Join Mike Gibby as he takes us on an experience down memory lane, followed by visits to several interesting places including bungalows such as Sri Merdeka and Convalescent. Then, we end the evening by spending some time on the newly established, nature walk ‘The Habitat’. For more information, please click here.

Anna and the king  PHT 30th Anniversary Celebrations: Free Film Screenings – Anna & The King

Date: 6th August 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 8pm
Venue: Penang Heritage Trust, 26 Church Street

Penang Heritage Trust cordially invites its members to attend a free film screening of Anna & The King, a 1999 blockbuster and Academy Award winner, happening this Saturday from 8pm. For more details, please click here.

 

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 The Lost Tribe of Chetti Melaka – Who Are We ?

 Date: 7th August 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Venue: MBPP Town Hall, Esplanade
Admission: Free of Charge

In conjunction of PHT’s 30th Anniversary and George Town Festival, we are proud to bring to you a special talk by David Bok entitled ‘The Lost Tribe of Chetti Melaka – Who Are We?’ The Chetti Melaka are Peranakan Indians with roots dating back to 500 years ago, when South Indian traders came and married local Malays or Chinese and settled in Malacca. To read more and to register, please click here.

 

 

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 PHT 30th Anniversary Celebrations: Free Film Screenings – Road to Dawn (夜。明)

 Date: 30th July 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 8.00pm (7.45pm – Brief introduction by Himanshu Bhatt)
Venue: Penang Heritage Trust, 26 Church Street, George Town

The second film to be presented as part of PHT 30th Anniversary Celebrations, Road to Dawn is a film shot entirely in Penang and involved the participation of several members from Penang Heritage Trust. The movie tells of Dr Sun Yat Sen’s time in exile in Penang and his subsequent adventures here in Penang. To read more and to reserve a seat, please click here.

George Town Festival George Town Festival Heritage Walks

Penang Heritage Trust, in conjunction with George Town Festival, is offering a series of guided walks at a discounted rate on selected dates. To view more about the walks, please click here.

Reservations can be done by writing to phtwalks@gmail.com or call us at +604 264 2631.

 

 

Penang Story 2016: Penang Hokkien a Diaspora Language

 Penang Story Lectures 2016: Penang Hokkien as a Disapora Language and Regional Lingua Franca

Date: 30th July 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 9.30am
Venue: Penang Teochew Association, 127 Chulia Street (Diagonally across Eu Yan Sang Medicinal Hall)

Catherine Churchman will present in the first Penang Story Lectures 2016 with a talk on Penang Hokkien and its position as a diaspora language and a regional lingua franca. For more information, please click here

 

Better Cheaper Faster Penang Transport Master Plan

Better Cheaper Faster Penang Transport Master Plan – Petitions

The petitions for the BCF Penang Transport Master Plan is now ready to be signed. We need your support to push the plan to the Chief Minister of Penang for consideration.

To sign the petition in English, please click here

如果您觉得我们需要先完善公共交通系统,请签署以下的请愿书

Untuk menandatangani petisyen ini dalam Bahasa Malaysia, sila tekan sini

 

Better Cheaper Faster Penang Transport Master Plan

 Better Cheaper Faster Penang Transport Master Plan – Press Release

The full press release for the Penang Forum’s Better Cheaper Faster Penang Transport Master Plan can be viewed here.

 

 

 

Better Cheaper Faster Penang Transport Master Plan

Better Cheaper Faster Penang Transport Master Plan

Penang Forum, a coalition of Penang NGOs including the Penang Heritage Trust, launched the Better Cheaper Faster Penang Transport Master Plan (BCF Plan) on the morning of 13th July 2016. This transport master plan is an alternative to the proposed RM40billion Penang Transport Master Plan proposed to the Penang State Government by SRS Consortium.

To view more about the Better Cheaper Faster Penang Transport Master Plan, please click here

To head to the Better Cheaper Faster Penang Transport Master Plan website, please click here

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 PHT 30th Anniversary Celebrations: Free Film Screenings – Indochine

Date: 16th July 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 8pm
Venue: Penang Heritage Trust, 26 Church Street George Town.

Penang Heritage Trust celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and is proud to host free film screenings for its members as part of its programmes. Indochine is a film set in 1930s Vietnam, with Catherine DeNeuve playing the role of Eliane Devries, a wealthy plantation owner, daugther and mother in Saigon. Do join us as we relive this timeless masterpiece, and also some of the interesting scenes filmed in Penang. For more information, please click here

 PHT 30週年 之 ⌈星空下的約會1林玉裳星空下的約會⌋ 講座系列

日期:         2016 年 7 月2 日
費時間:    晚上8 點
地點           檳城古蹟信託會   
                   治市義興街26號

為了慶祝檳城古蹟信託會成立三十週年,本會將主辦一系列的活動。“星空下的約會”講座系列,將會邀請來自不同領域、背景及經歷的演講者到來分享檳城不同層次的歷史、故事或古蹟保存知識等。要了解更多信息,請點擊這裡

  PHT 30Late Nights with PHT GSLimth Anniversary Celebrations – Late Nights with PHT: Lim Gaik Siang

Date: 2nd July 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 7pm to 8pm
Venue: Penang Heritage Trust, 26 Church Street

 Come join us in celebrating our 30th Anniversary with our special talk series: Late Night with PHT. Lim Gaik Siang, president of PHT, will kick off the inaugural series with a talk entitled ‘Interpretation of George Town World Heritage Site’, and will offer fantastic stories about George Town and its role as a World Heritage Site. To learn more and to RSVP, click here

 

Penang HeritaPHT logoge Trust Annual Report 2016

[FOR MEMBERS ONLY]

Dear members of PHT. Thank you for attending and making the 30th Annual General Meeting a success. Here is a copy of the Annual Report for your perusal.

 

 

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Penang Heritage Trust 30th Annual General Meeting

Date: 26th June 2016
Time: 3pm to 6pm
Venue: Penang Teochew Association, 127 Chulia Street

[FOR MEMBERS OF PHT ONLY]

Members of PHT are cordially invited to attend the 30th PHT AGM. Details and further information can be obtained here.

Wood carving workshop poster (Eng)

3rd PAPA Workshop 2016 – Wood Carving

Dates: 7th, 14th and 28th August 2016 (Sundays)
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Venue: PAPA Workshop, 66 Lebuh Acheh, George Town

Mr Yeap Siew Kay will be sharing his skills and knowledge in carving sculptures out of wood in the third instalment of PHT’s PAPA Workshops programme. To find out more information or to register, please click here.

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

 

Rattan Weaving Workshop Poster (Eng) 2nd PAPA Workshop 2016 – Rattan Weaving

Dates: 3rd, 17th and 24th July 2016 (Sundays)
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Venue: PAPA Workshop Centre, 66 Lebuh Acheh

Mr Sim Chew Poh returns for the second time to conduct his series of workshop on rattan weaving craft and skills. To find out more about the workshop, please click here.

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

 

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.’”…….
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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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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.
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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

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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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