logo_150PHT is looking for a Penang Heritage Trust Director

JOB VACANCY: PENANG HERITAGE TRUST DIRECTOR

Penang Heritage Trust is a heritage conservation advocacy group actively working to preserve the George Town World Heritage Site as well as other aspects of Penang’s cultural and natural heritage through public advocacy, educational programmes and cultural mapping.

The Penang Heritage Trust (PHT) seeks a director to implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization. This individual must be creative and have a passion for heritage safeguarding and preservation. The individual should have programme development experience to sustain the organization’s funding needs through membership and corporate sponsorship, and the leadership experience and skills to manage staff and volunteers. This individual will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the
organization and its fiduciary needs.


Interested? View the details 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. These guidelines explicitly stated that swiftlet farming should not take place in residential areas. December 31st of 2013 marked the end of the Penang state’s three-year grace-period for the removal of all Swiftlet farms in the city of Georgetown. In a recent interview that I had with YB Chow Kwon Yeow of the Penang state government….

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.

 

 

 

swiftSwiftlet removal in George Town – December 11
Letter to YB Chow from PHT President 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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