Annual General Meeting 2016

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Members of the Penang Heritage Trust, you are invited to attend Penang Heritage Trust’s 30th Annual General Meeting with the following details: Date: 26th June 2016 (Sunday) Time: 3pm to 5pm Venue: Penang Teochew Association, 127 Chulia Street, 10200 George Town Diagonally across from Eu Yan Sang Medicinal Hall) Agenda: 1. Opening Remarks by PHT […]

Seberang Perai Story Lectures : The Memories of Studying in Province Wellesley Tamil Schools in the 1960s

Posted Posted in Late Nights with PHT, Seberang Perai Story Lectures, Talks

Penang Heritage Trust, in collaboration with Think City Sdn Bhd, would like to invite you to the next Seberang Perai Story Lecture entitled ‘The Memories of Studying in Province Wellesley Tamil Schools in the 1960s’ Date: 11 June 2016 (Saturday) Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm Venue: 1st Floor, Sri Ananda Bahwan Restaurant, 2985 Jalan Bagan Luar, […]

The Penang Transport Master Plan: Response from NGOs [Concise Version]

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We support the Penang State Government’s initiative for a transport masterplan which promises public transport delivery. However, we have serious concerns about the Penang Transport Masterplan proposed by the Project Delivery Partner SRS consortium. 1. The TMP calculates future ridership based on a projected 2.45 million population by 2030 even though the Malaysian Statistics Department projects only […]

說好的社尾復興計劃兼人民公園呢?

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“說好的社尾復興計劃兼人民公園呢?”座談會,檳城古蹟信託會的林玉裳, 邱思妮,吳曉湄將從歷史、考古發現及近期的計劃的層面與大家分享,並徵求更好的替代方案來保護這個文化景觀。 日期:      2016年4月24日 (星期日) 時間:      早上9時至11時 地點:      檳城古蹟信託會辦公樓(檳城喬治市義興街26號) 有意參與者請於2016年4月22日,下午5時之前,致電04-2642631或電郵致info@pht.org.my 報名免費入場,位子有限,報名從速 簡介: 有史以來,水道是一座城市的命脈。您可知道喬治市世界遺產的邊界線是依據歷史的兩條水道,即港仔墘及調和路運河及兩個海岸線而畫的嗎? 非常可惜的是調和路的水道早被封掉了,而港仔墘的水道被廢了一半,另一半則在殘喘苟延,直到去年9月6日檳州政府捎來振奮人心的佳音,欲和檳州發展機構注入一億令吉推出“春回社尾”復興計劃,決定將它還之於民,替這條水道做“繞道手術”,修復港仔墘運河以外,也在該區打造一個2英畝大的人民公園,公園內也會有許多藝術雕塑及裝置品,並把該區轉型成為檳城古蹟藝術專區。該計劃也將原有的社尾萬山建築變成聚集檳城街頭美食的好地方,整個計劃預計在2018年竣工。 正當這計劃在如火如荼的進行中,上個月在一場“檳州交通大藍圖”的對話裡,了解到相關單位建議將該地點改為輕快鐵、單軌火車及電車的交通樞紐,屆時將會有與世遺配置格格不入的高樓、單軌火車及輕快鐵的鐵軌,在超過10米高的洋灰柱子的支撐下於兩層樓高(約8米)的老房子屋頂上或三層樓老房子的窗前穿過,單軌火車或及輕快鐵穿行而過。 港仔墘的“港仔”河早出現在英國東印度公司的地圖上,而在1804年因拿破崙戰爭而東印度公司為了提升喬治市的軍事防衛,該河道被提升為運河或水濠,與調和路的運河成為保護“丹絨”的“護城河”。在調和路的運河上建一座吊橋以供“入城”所用,峻成的運河及吊橋都可以在1807的地圖上看見,而至今港仔墘與檳榔律交界處還是被當地人叫做“吊橋頭”。而在過港仔進入港仔墘的運河上也有一條相同的吊橋以供“入城”,但在1822年該吊橋則由一座34尺寬的固定橋取代。 1882港仔墘的運河被改造成批發市場聚集地。滄海桑田,到20世紀,部份運河被封閉, 市集被遷移, 建築物被置空,導致該區被遺棄,直到去年“春回社尾”復興計劃才替該文化景觀帶來一線曙光。然而, 近期該區在建議中的“檳州交通大藍圖”的計劃下的交通樞紐將帶來怎樣的衝擊?是否會對世遺區帶來影響?是否有更好的替代方案來保護這片文化景觀而不妨礙發展?  

Prangin Canal – The Promised People’s Park?

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  Date: 24th April 2016 (Sunday) Time: 9am to 11am Venue: Penang Heritage Trust Office, 26 Church Street, George Town The Prangin Canal, located to the southern end of George Town World Heritage Site, was established in the early 19th century for defence purposes of the town. In 1882, the canal was modified and subsequently […]

The Penang Judge’s Residence on World Heritage Day – Khoo Salma Nasution

Posted Posted in Heritage Alert, Press Statement, Seven Most Important Endangered Heritage Sites

As we approach World Heritage Day, we should reflect on the state of heritage in Malaysia today. UNESCO recommends that April 18 be observed as the “International Day for Monuments and Sites”by all its member states, including Malaysia.  According to the National Heritage Department’s statistics, 50 buildings and monuments in the country have been gazetted […]

PHT Public Talk: Penang Hill Railway by Ric Francis

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  Date: 9th April 2016 (Saturday) Time: 10am to 12pm Venue: Penang Heritage Trust Office, 26 Church Street, 10200 George Town Fees: RM 5 (Members); RM15 (Non-members) Contact: info@pht.org.my or +604- 264 2631 E-tix: http://ptix.co/1VWTDerv ABSTRACT Penang Hill, 833 metres (2732 feet) above sea level, is ascended by funicular railway. As one train comes down, another goes […]

Penang Heritage Trust Site Visit 2016 : Kampung Siam Pulau Tikus 玻璃池滑暹罗村

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Date: 10th April 2016 (Sunday) Time: 3.30pm Venue: Kampung Siam, Pulau Tikus (Enter via road beside Roti Canai stall off Jalan Burma)Facilitator: Boon Leau Aroonratana (Spokesperson for Kampung Siam) Kampung Siam is one of Penang’s surviving heritage enclaves, but may soon cease to exist as it has been earmarked for a hotel development. The land […]

PAPA Workshop 2016 – Rattan Weaving Workshop (2016 年传统手工艺授徒计划-编藤工作坊)

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The Penang Apprenticeship Programme for Artisans (PAPA), an initiative by the Penang Heritage Trust to promote traditional arts and trades in Penang, is organising the following workshop with the following details: Workshop  : Rattan Weaving Workshop  Facilitator  : Mr Sim Chew Poh  (son of Mr Sim Buck Teik, PHT’s Living Heritage Treasure Awards recipient) Date […]