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Community 14 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

Penang plague fighter made global impact

THE Penang Heritage Trust’s (PHT) talk on ‘Dr Wu Lien-Teh and China’s First Medical Research Institute’ celebrated the Penangite’s invaluable contributions to medical services.

Nation 07 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

The Star’s CEO revisits Penang’s history with personal anecdotes and factual gems

GEORGE TOWN: A book filled with personal anecdotes and factual gems about the history of Penang has just been released. Penang’s History, My Story by Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai takes a fresh approach by weaving together the history behind the names of streets here with the writer’s own recollections about growing up in his island home.

Community 04 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM

School's history comes alive

PENANG Free School’s (PFS) 200 years of excellence was the focus of its Bicentenary 8km Heritage Trail.

Community 11 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

Honouring a plague fighter

THE inaugural Dr Wu Lien-Teh lecture on ‘Human Habitat: Habits and Health: Informing Our Future With Lessons from History’ was an eye-opener for the 70-odd participants.

Nation 10 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

Wu's descendants go on heritage trail

GEORGE TOWN: The Chinese called him the Plague Fighter for his effort in containing the spread of a pneumonic plague that killed 60,000 people in China in 1910.

Community 10 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

Heritage trail in honour of plague fighter

THE Chinese called him the Plague Fighter for his effort to contain the spread of a pneumonic plague that killed 60,000 in China in 1910.

Community 15 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

Symposium to honour the work of Penang-born Dr Wu Lien-Teh

IN REMEMBRANCE of Penang-born plague fighter Dr Wu Lien-Teh (1879-1960), a three-day symposium will be held in Penang from March 8 to 10.

Community 13 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

Tribute to plague fighter

IN remembrance of Penang-born plague fighter Dr Wu Lien-Teh (1879-1960), a symposium will be held in Penang from March 8 to March 10.

Community 09 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

Readers write

Patsy Kam writes: As a child, I often heard the name Wu LienTeh tossed about during family gatherings. I had no idea who he was and just accepted that he was some distant relative.

Community 26 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

Legendary plague fighter

DR WU Lien Teh is certainly one of the most distinguished Penangites of all time. He was the first medical student of Chinese descent to study at the University of Cambridge and also the first Malaysian Chinese to be nominated for a Nobel Prize in Medicine.