All About Penang

October 6, 2020 in History, Penang

From ruins to museum – Penang War Museum offers a slice of WW2 history

THE Penang War Museum’s prime seafront hillside location in Batu Maung affords a magnificent 320-degree view of the Strait of Malacca.
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September 21, 2020 in Other, Penang

The multiracial women’s athletic heroines who together won gold for Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: In times of suspicion and disharmony, it is always heart-warming to recall the days when the different races that make up Malaysia could come together and form a…
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September 7, 2020 in History, Penang

Penang Story Lectures

The Penang Story Lecture Series aims to create awareness about Penang’s history and heritage. The theme this year is “Penang in Global History” focusing on the role the people of…
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August 2, 2020 in Culture, Penang

Hamid Mydin – Pencipta dan Pengasas Permainan Sepak Takraw

Sepak takraw atau sepaktakraw merupakan sejenis permainan  di antara dua pasukan atau regu yang dianggotai oleh tiga orang pemain bagi setiap regu.
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July 14, 2020 in History, Penang

Wu Lien-Teh: Malaysia’s little-known plague virus fighter

This is perhaps a good time to talk about Dr Wu as China and the world race against time to find a cure for the deadly novel coronavirus.
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July 3, 2020 in Penang, Tourism

A boyhood passion that became the Penang Bird Park

How did the Penang Bird Park come to be based in Seberang Jaya on the mainland? It’s all because of the late Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu.
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July 2, 2020 in History, Penang

The History of Penang Eurasians

The history of the Penang Eurasian Community began long before they were ethnically classified as ‘Eurasians’ by the British in the 1920s
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July 2, 2020 in History, Penang

History of Penang

In the early 16th century, Portuguese traders have been sailing to the Far East searching for spices. They came across a small uninhabited island where they could replenish fresh water…
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July 2, 2020 in Culture, Penang

Penang’s Disappearing Thai Heritage

Penang Island has traditionally been called Koh Maak (or “Number One Island”) by the Thais, not surprising given that Penang was at one time part of a Siamese vassal state…
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July 2, 2020 in Penang, Tourism

Sun Yat Sen Museum Penang

Dr. Sun Yat Sen (1866-1925) was the foremost Asian nationalist figure of the early 20th century. In 1911, he led the Chinese Revolution that ushered in the first republic in…
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June 22, 2020 in History, Penang

The Grand Old Man of Penang – Yeap Chor Ee and the King’s Chinese

On Lebuh Penang in George Town, Penang stands the House of Yeap Chor Ee, a museum to the life and work of the “Grand Old Man” of Penang.
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June 15, 2020 in History, Penang

Koay Jetty: The social evolution of the Hui people in Penang

The Hui are one of the main minority groups in China. They are the descendants of Arabian and Middle Eastern peoples.
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June 15, 2020 in History, Penang

Indian Muslims in Penang: Role and contributions

The exact year of the first arrival of Indian Muslims in Penang or elsewhere in the Malayan Peninsular is not known.
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June 15, 2020 in History, Penang

Battle of Penang: When Malay fishermen rescued Russian sailors

During the First World War, when the German light cruiser SMS Emden sunk the Russian protected cruiser Zhemchug off Penang, local fisherman rushed into the Strait of Malacca in small…
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June 15, 2020 in Other, Penang

Project Street of Harmony by 1982 Right Livelihood Award Laureate Anwar Fazal

Street of Harmony project on Penang Island (Malaysia) celebrates mutual tolerance illustrated by this amazingly cosmopolitan micrososm.
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