Move to preserve church

In ruins: Plants growing on and around the French Gothic style Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Pagar Tras in Sungai Lembu. The state government is looking into ways to preserve this historic building.

BUKIT MERTAJAM: A remnant of Malaysian history nestled in a cemetery just under 500m from mainland Penang’s eastern border with Kedah may soon be preserved for future generations.

Ruins of the once-hallowed walls of the abandoned 138-year-old Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Pagar Tras hide tales of the people’s struggle with the Japanese Occupation and then the Communist threat which directly led to this church being forsaken.

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