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Lay-ing his mark on heritage protection

GEORGE TOWN: New Zealander Mark Lay is driven by his love for heritage.


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

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.


City legacy being chipped away

GEORGE TOWN: A heritage activist has questioned if the local council and state government are serious about enforcing the Special Area Plan (SAP) for the George Town World Heritage Site.


Mixed reactions to proposed revival of repealed Act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.


Party wing and groups voice concerns about heritage issues

GROUPS of heritage lovers are working with Penang Gerakan Youth to call for more effective planning on the demarcation of zones in the heritage enclave to control commercial exploitation.


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.


Heritage activist keeps his cool during Q&A session

GEORGE TOWN: Feelings ran high at a heritage talk at the George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI) office here.


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.


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.


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.