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Nation 18 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

‘Pass on Penang Hokkien to children’

Penang Hokkien is no longer 'pure' as the younger generation is mixing it with English, Mandarin and Cantonese to sound more sophisticated.

Community 17 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Kongsi to let out houses to investors

PENANG heritage property owners are stepping up efforts to bring life and vitality back into the inner city in view of George Town's successful listing as a Unesco World Heri-tage Site.

Letters 13 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

The long journey to world heritage status

SOME eight years ago, this paper, together with the Penang Heritage Trust (PHT), organised a project called the I>Penang Story/I>. Its objective was to stimulate public interest in the history and heritage of Penang.

Nation 12 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Locals and visitors to enjoy three days of fiestas over heritage listing

Fireworks will light up the night sky at the Esplanade here on July 26 as Penangites celebrate George Town's listing as a World Heritage Site.

Nation 11 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

George Town to have 3-day celebration (updated)

Fireworks will light up the night sky at the Esplanade on July 26 as Penangites celebrate George Town's listing as a World Heritage Site.

Nation 09 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Conservation is top priority for George Town and Malacca

Immediate steps should be taken to conserve George Town and Malacca following their recognition as World Heritage Sites.

Nation 09 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

The way to world heritage listing

The path towards World Heritage Site listing for George Town and Malacca was gruelling and at times controversial.

Community 09 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Unesco boost for George Town

TOURISTS and Penangites have given the thumbs up to Tuesday's announcement of Georget Town obtaining the World Heritage Status from United Nations Educations, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).

Nation 08 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Unesco accepts George Town and Malacca as World Heritage Sites

The historical sites of George Town and Malacca have finally been listed as World Heritage Sites - a much sought after listing by nations across the globe.

Community 05 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Panel to promote cultural heritage

THE Penang Government has set up George Town Heritage Committee to promote cultural heritage in the inner city.