The Lost Kampungs of George Town

The Lost Kampungs of George Town

An architectural and cultural landscape of the 19th and early 20th centuries
By Dr. Wazir Jahan Karim

Date: February 27, Wednesday
Time: 5:30 pm
Venue: George Town World Heritage Inc., 116 & 118 Lebuh Acheh
Language : English

Dr. Wazir Jahan Karim gave us a talk that is part of a work in progress, following a cultural mapping project of “Muslim Heritage in George Town”. She will recount some of the narratives of Muslim elders, mostly Jawi Peranakan, Arab Peranakan and Indian Muslims who were born in George Town. These reconstructions of Muslim communities and lifestyle demonstrate a vibrancy associated with international trade, cosmopolitanism, philanthropy and religious and secular education, all of which have since declined in George Town.