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Heritage unit rows back on fears of Unesco delisting

Not easy to be awarded heritage status, not easy to be delisted, says George Town World Heritage Incorporated general manager.

DAP man attacks Penang Forum, Lim for Unesco letter

City councillor questions motives of Penang Forum and attacks academic credibility of fellow councillor Lim Mah Hui.

George Town to lose heritage site status?

A complaint letter by NGO Penang Forum to Unesco may lead to delisting of George Town's World Heritage Site status, says heritage agency.

LGE: I didn’t scold NGOs over Sia Boey

Penang CM Lim Guan Eng accuses English daily of trying to pit him against NGOs over his criticism on Sia Boey archaeological site.

Activist: Penang has no vision for George Town

Khoo Salma says proposal for rent control is too vague about protecting city life while Mark Lay says to take the best from cities such as Berlin

Pak Lah’s waterfall, once crystal-clear, now dirty and polluted

Residents lament lack of care and conservation as popular family picnic spot turns into a dump site and haven for foreigners and drug addicts.

Ghazal Parti a fading art in Penang

With only one troupe still carrying on, culture department plans to start an apprentice programme for youth so that the cultural heritage will be preserved and passed on

Protecting heritage: George Town Special Area Plan to be gazetted Aug...

5,000 buildings will be governed by stringent development rules to protect heritage site, says Penang Government.

Rent control regulations right step, says heritage group

Rent control will protect traditional trades in Penang's capital city from going extinct, says George Town Heritage Action group.

29 kampungs in Penang may be wiped out

Rampant development, new transport plan, and lack of land ownership by residents are contributing factors, says USM professor.

Penang must be more than a trip down memory lane

While heritage sites and natural landscapes should be preserved, it is unfair to insist that development in Penang be completely halted for nostalgic reasons.

Last of Semban ring ladies for Milan show

Three women of Bidayuh sub-tribe and a musician to perform traditional dances at festival of the indigenous.

‘Prevent foreigners owning heritage buildings in Penang’

Gerakan says Penang Government must ensure heritage value of properties remains protected.

Ooo-haa! in Iban means ‘I Love Sarawak’ to Adenan

Tribal call for community to convene is adopted by chief minister as one of his favourite expressions.

St John’s Institution gets back its name

Old Johannian Sultan Nazrin says ministry agreed to request for SMK St John to revert to original name.

Ramasamy furious Bujang Valley not yet a heritage site

Penang DAP leader takes the Federal Government to task for not prioritising the preservation of the historical site, opening it to abuse and demolition instead.

Petaling Street loses Popular book shop, Venus Art next

More changes taking place as landmark shops in central KL fade away with the times.

Jail term for errant developers in Penang?

City agrees with Penang Forum activists to bring charges under planning act for future hill-clearing offences.

Sky high rentals pushing out shop-house tenants in Penang

George Town World Heritage Inc seeking an amicable solution to the issue.

Destruction of Penang heritage getting worse, says activist

Executive councillor Chow challenged to state whether Runnymede should be conserved.

Don’t appeal, DAP tells Vivekananda Ashram trustees

Party vice-chairman Kula Segaran urges trustees to listen to the people who want site preserved and to discuss with the community their money problems.

Teng to DAP: Own up, stop blaming BN

After Runnymede demolitions, Penang state government accused of trying to evade responsibility.

A slap in faces of Vivekanada Ashram trustees

They seem more interested in profit from commercial complex with little regard for cultural heritage.

CHANT demands answers over Runnymede demolition

NGO raises questions over the heritage conservation efforts of the Penang state government.