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Conservationists baffled by CM’s reaction

GEORGE TOWN: Conservationists are baffled by the hot-and-cold treatment by the state government over a visit to the Sia Boey (old Prangin market) project.


The cheap side of inner city tourism

GEORGE TOWN: Backpackers are a common sight in the inner city here all year round but they contribute little to the state’s tourism industry, according to a heritage group.


License your businesses in enclave now

GEORGE TOWN: Business owners in the heritage enclave have until the end of this month to submit their planning permissions and licence applications.


Mixed reactions to proposed revival of repealed Act

GEORGE TOWN: George Town Heritage Action (GTHA) has lauded the proposed move to bring back rent control for pre-war buildings in the George Town World Heritage site.


Foreigners ‘invading’ pre-war properties in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: The pre-war pro­perty market in the heritage enclave could be overheating with foreign corporations “snapping them up by the rows” and causing the rentals to sky-rocket.


Restore Runnymede, says group

GEORGE TOWN: An advocacy group has suggested that the ancillary Runnymede Hotel complex buildings in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah be restored for its significant historical value.


Pre-war shop rent too high

GEORGE TOWN: A drastic increase in rentals has forced 34 tenants to move out of the 55 pre-war properties along Penang Road, Kimberley Steet and Lim Chwee Leong Road.


Netizens too decry Runnymede ancillary buildings demolition

GEORGE TOWN: Netizens and heritage lovers have taken to social media to voice their outrage over the demolition of the ancillary buildings of Runnymede in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah.


‘Runnymede Hotel will be restored’

THE demolition of several ancillary buildings at the Runnymede property in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah in George Town, is accordance with the planning permission granted to a developer by the Penang Island City Council (MBPP).


CAP baffled by demolition

GEORGE TOWN: The Consumers’ Association of Penang is baffled by the demolition of ancillary buildings at the Runnymede property in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah.