via New Straits Times, 02 July 2020: The George Town Town Hall, which is located inside the World Heritage area, is set for a restoration due for completion in 2022.
Located within the heritage enclave here, the 140-year-old Town Hall building is set to undergo a total makeover to restore it to its glorious past.
At a cost of RM8 million, works on the Category 1 heritage building will take approximately 18 months to complete.
According to state Local Government Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo, work will be undertaken on the roof structure, floor, staircase and walls, and include the repainting and rearranging of the interior, as well as infrastructure works.
He assured the public that all works carried out will adhere strictly to heritage guidelines set following George Town’s recognition as a Unesco World Heritage Site since July 2008.