Better Cheaper Faster Penang Transport Master Plan – Press Release

Posted Posted in Better Cheaper Faster, Penang Transport Master Plan

Press Conference by Penang Forum to launch the ‘Better Cheaper Faster Penang Transport Master Plan’ report & website ( on 13 July 2016 1. The Penang Forum is pleased to launch our proposed ‘Better Cheaper Faster’ Penang Transport Master Plan and website. This is an initiative by Penang’s civil society NGOs to provide a viable […]

Better Cheaper Faster Penang Transport Master Plan

Posted Posted in Better Cheaper Faster, Penang Transport Master Plan, Press Statement

Penang Forum, a coalition of NGOs and civil activists in Penang, had on 13th July 2016 launched an alternative Transport Master Plan called ‘Better Cheaper Faster Penang Transport Master Plan’ (BCF Plan). The launch of the BCF Plan report, and its website ( was held in the Women’s Centre for Change (WCC) building at 10am, […]

PHT 30th Anniversary: Free Film Screening – Indochine

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[FOR MEMBERS ONLY] PENANG HERITAGE TRUST 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS PRESENTS: FREE FILM SCREENINGS 2016: INDOCHINE Penang Heritage Trust invites members of the Trust to attend a free film screening of Indochine. This free film screening is part of our 30th anniversary celebration programmes and is exclusive to members of the Trust only. Indochine tells the […]

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

Posted Posted in Penang Transport Master Plan, Statement

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 […]

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: or +604- 264 2631 E-tix: ABSTRACT Penang Hill, 833 metres (2732 feet) above sea level, is ascended by funicular railway. As one train comes down, another goes […]