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New address for old bank

FOR many years, the colonial building located at 2, Beach Street, in Penang, has been synonymous with the Standard Chartered Bank.

The Standard Chartered Bank which was previously located in the heritage building at 2, Beach Street.

Book on old cemetery reveals rich information about Penang’s past

THE old belief that dead men tell no tales is put to rest by author and historian Marcus Langdon in his latest publication ‘Epitaph: The Northam Road Protestant Cemetery, George Town, Penang’.

Langdon relating interesting stories he uncovered while researching and writing the ‘Epitaph: The Northam Road Protestant Cemetery, George Town, Penang’ during the book launch. — Photos: CHAN BOON KAI/The Star

A piece of local heritage lost

GEORGE TOWN: A chunk of the Penang Cantonese heritage here has gone for good.

Gone for good: The grand mural at the main ancestral hall of the temple before renovation works. — GARY CHEN/The Star

Slighted over exclusion

AN author has expressed dissapointment that the Penang Eurasian community was excluded from the George Town Heritage Celebrations 2017.

Heritage Day events to feature exciting oral traditions

EXPLORE the unique stories of historical communities in the heart of George Town, Penang, at the Heritage Day Celebrations 2017 from tomorrow to Sunday.

Empowering the community to preserve cultural heritage

GETTING the communities to preserve their own culture and take ownership of it is a major aspect of George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI)’s work in safeguarding the living heritage of the historic city.

Beyond the historical facade

George Town heritage advocates hope visitors can look beyond the buildings and their wall paintings when they walk around the historic city: they should also ‘talk, talk’ with the local communities.

Widad: ‘Visiting elders and serving bameah (asam daging) are Raya musts.’

Tomb ‘prop’ raises grave concern

GEORGE TOWN: The erection of a makeshift tomb at the Protestant Cemetery – a Category I heritage site in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah - drew the ire of heritage conservation activists.

In the spotlight: The photo shared on social media showing the tomb set up for the movie shoot.

Penang Gerakan: DAP should share state posts with PKR

GEORGE TOWN: A Penang Gerakan leader has urged DAP to share power with PKR elected representatives in order to better manage the state government.

CM may have too much on his plate

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Gerakan has questioned the efficiency of Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng as the chairman of numerous state-linked agencies and departments.

One man, many posts: Ooi showing the long list of various state departments and agencies chaired by Lim, apart from being chief minister, Bagan MP and Air Putih assemblyman.

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