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Penang History & Story, St. George’s Church

Missionary couple's contributions are well-recorded in Penang

Missionary couple’s contributions are well-recorded in Penang

IT IS easily the most beautiful church in Penang but more than that, St George’s Church, which was built in 1816, is the oldest Anglican church in South-East Asia. Not surprisingly, the church, located on Farquhar Street, has been declared one of the 50 national treasures of Malaysia by the Government. The landmark church was […]

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The lanterns that hang in a crumbling house

The lanterns that hang in a crumbling house

The afternoon sun shone on a row of old and shabby shophouses in Magazine Road, Penang, and an old couple was busy tying up the bamboo and sewing the banners with a sewing machine. There were two male and a female customers at the door, and they claimed they were the devotees of Zhong Fu […]

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Zipping in and out of George Town

Zipping in and out of George Town

Penang’s History – My Story – by Wong Chun Wai IT IS a fact that public transport is crying out for attention in Penang, as the roads get more jammed with cars, especially during weekends and long holiday breaks when just about everyone visits the island. No one would recommend any tourist to wait for […]

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A downright classic

A downright classic

By ANDREA FILMER IN what is believed to be one of the first heritage landmarks in Penang to be restored through a fully private sector initiative, Logan Heritage stands proudly in the busy Beach Street in George Town. The classy neoclassical commercial structure, which reopened to the public in December 2010 after an intensive year […]

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A remembrance of good old Penang

A remembrance of good old Penang

Like an encyclopedia, every ancient street filled with historical buildings of various architectural styles has their own stories to tell and the architectural history of several generations will be formed by combining the stories. It is better to experience than reading encyclopedias at home and thus, why not take a walk along the ancient streets […]

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David Brown's gifts to Penang

David Brown’s gifts to Penang

Three Buddhist monks from China arrived in Penang and settled down at Sungai Kluang in early 19th century. With their amazing medical skills and humble personality, many patients were cured of their sicknesses and the monks claimed it had been the blessings from the Patriarch of Clear Water. Hokkien people worshipped Lord Patriarch, also known […]

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Battle of Penang

Battle of Penang

By Alan Teh Leam Seng At a talk by Dr John Robertson, Alan Teh Leam Seng learns about a rare moment in time that occurred during the World War I IT was nearly dawn and everyone was fast asleep in their rooms. Everything was silent except for the perpetual waves crashing onto the shore in […]

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The story behind Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee clock tower :: A legacy that still ticks

The story behind Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee clock tower :: A legacy that still ticks

By CHRISTINA CHIN SOME 115 years since it was built, the clock tower to commemorate Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee, still stands proud in George Town, Penang. One of the more prominent and most photographed heritage landmarks in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the clock tower in Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakhbah is the pride of […]

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Passing down a rich legacy

Passing down a rich legacy

PENANG — Being a place steeped in history, Penang has attracted many Chinese people from around the world to explore its rich cultural heritage. Statistics show that there are 70 clan associations more than a hundred years old in Penang, with the Kwang Tung & Teng Chow Association and the Ting Zhou Association being the […]

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Penang History & Story, Penang.TV

How the old Penang looked like in 1932?

How the old Penang looked like in 1932?

Luckily there are still a few visual records for us to flash back and visualize Penag’s past in Youtube. PulauPinang.com has d them in a library for you to watch them with a click. Penang Hill Railyway in 1966 A visit to Penang in 1932 Fishing along the beaches 59 years ago Penang old days […]

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