Digging into the past

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via The Star, 11 October 2018: Walking tours of the Protestant cemetery of Penang

Source: The Star 20181011

Source: The Star 20181011

The 229-year-old Protestant Cemetery in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah is the final resting place for many prominent personalities who contributed to the early development of George Town.

One of them was Philip Dundas who was appointed Penang’s first governor by the East India Company in 1805.

His governance lasted only two years, as he succumbed to malaria at the age of 44.

Local historian Clement Liang, who led a tour of the cemetery, said the cemetery was also home to other governors who served after him.

Source: Digging into the past – Metro News | The Star Online

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Penang aims to make George Town a centre of excellence for heritage

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General Manager of George Town World Heritage Incorporated Dr Ang Ming Chee address the crowd in the forum on Challanges and Opportunities in The World Heritage Site Management during the 2018 International Conference on Managing Urban Cultural Heritage at Bayview Hotel Georgetown. PICTURE BY SAYUTI ZAINUDIN. Source: Malay Mail 20181003

via the Malay Mail, 03 October 2018: Last week I was in Penang attending the Managing Urban Cultural Heritage conference and listening on many interesting perspectives about conservation in the World Heritage town of George Town. Here are some news stories from the conference.

General Manager of George Town World Heritage Incorporated Dr Ang Ming Chee address the crowd in the forum on Challanges and Opportunities in The World Heritage Site Management during the 2018 International Conference on Managing Urban Cultural Heritage at Bayview Hotel Georgetown. PICTURE BY SAYUTI ZAINUDIN. Source: Malay Mail 20181003

General Manager of George Town World Heritage Incorporated Dr Ang Ming Chee address the crowd in the forum on Challanges and Opportunities in The World Heritage Site Management during the 2018 International Conference on Managing Urban Cultural Heritage at Bayview Hotel Georgetown. PICTURE BY SAYUTI ZAINUDIN. Source: Malay Mail 20181003

George Town has the potential to be a centre of excellence in heritage that encompasses various disciplines, said George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI) general manager Ang Ming Chee.

The George Town world heritage site manager has plans to make the city a centre for objects and collection conservation, living heritage, creative industry, disaster risk reduction and cultural heritage.

Source: Penang aims to make George Town a centre of excellence for heritage | Malaysia | Malay Mail

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Outrage over Sia Boey again

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via The Star, 06 June 2018:

GEORGE TOWN: The controversy surrounding the development of Sia Boey (old Prangin market) and the Prangin Canal has again sparked anger among heritage activists, this time with allegations that excavation works were being carried out illegally at the site.

GTWHI, in a statement yesterday, clarified that they were not carrying out any excavation works in Sia Boey, adding that its management has adhered to the proper procedure and protocol.

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Aboard the Jewel of Muscat

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The Jewel of Muscat is in Georgetown for its last stopover before heading for her final destination, Singapore! Today, I got a chance to go aboard the Jewel of Muscat and talk to project director Dr. Tom Vosmer to get an idea of the inner workings of this replica of a 9th century Arab ship and the journey from Oman thus far.
Jewel of Muscat
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George Town, Malacca and Preah Vihear celebrate anniversary of inscription

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One year after their inscription, how are the two new Southeast Asian World Heritage sites faring? Cambodia is celebrating with particular pride, after all the ill-will the listing has brought about against neighbouring Thailand. In Malaysia, worries about George Town (and therefore Malacca) will lose its heritage status are eased as an agreement has come with some developers to limit the height of their proposed constructions.

Cambodia marks anniversary of temple’s world heritage listing
AFP, 07 July 2009

Pride party for Preah Vihear
Phnom Penh Post, 06 July 2009

Border troops break bread
Phnom Penh Post, 06 July 2009

Penang stays on Unesco list
AP, via Straits Times, 01 July 2009

Malacca and George Town stay on Heritage list
The Sun, 29 June 2009
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Indonesia and Malaysia pledge to collaborate on World Heritage Sites

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A short blurb in The Star indicates that Indonesia and Malaysia are planning to collaborate on an integrated tourism package to promote the World Heritage Sites of Penang, Malacca and Borobudur. No further details were mentioned, but the programme looks like it’s aimed at raising the tourist numbers visiting the three sites, rather than plans to help conserve and manage tourists on site.

Jogjakarta Trip
photo credit: irwandy

Indonesia, M’sia to collaborate on heritage sites
The Star, 11 May 2009
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