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Discovery of artefacts at Sia Boey may derail state’s original plan


Rich in history: A fortified wall believed to be built in the 19th century is unearthed at Sia Boey (old Prangin Market). (Inset) Pottery shards found at the archaelogical site. — Photos courtesy of Sin Chew Daily and Mark Lay

Rich in history: A fortified wall believed to be built in the 19th century is unearthed at Sia Boey (old Prangin Market). (Inset) Pottery shards found at the archaelogical site. — Photos courtesy of Sin Chew Daily and Mark Lay

BUILDING a light rail transit (LRT) interchange station on top of the Sia Boey archaeology site is like building one inside Fort Cornwallis, says George Town Heritage Action co-founder Mark Lay.

The discovery of ruins around the old canal, he said, uplifted the city’s Unesco World Heritage Site status and the state government should go back to the drawing board in planning a station for Komtar.

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