Tanjung Tokong Malay Village
The Tanjung Tokong Malay village is one of the oldest traditional seaside Malay villages left on Penang island, complete with mosque and cemetery. Some of the houses date back to the early 20th century.
It characterized by its unique location by the Tanjong Tokong shore. It was originally made up of two villages, one on the hill slope and another village called Kampung Telaga Air.
It is now endangered due to a redevelopment proposal by UDA.
Support our efforts – your voice can make a difference! We suggest this short message be sent to the relevant authorities:
“I urge the Penang State Government, local authorities and related agencies to urgently take action to save the Tanjung Tokong Malay Village. This oldest traditional seaside Malay village is outstandingly located by the Tanjong Tokong shore with some houses built back in the early twentieth century. Regrettably, this Malay village is facing redevelopment threat under the UDA.
I would like to register my concern for the need to safeguard Penang’s heritage and to keep alive the soul of our city. I believe that appropriate protection for heritage as well as development guided by respect for community, heritage and environment will improve our quality of life and prosper our local economy.”