How much should people be willing to allow their community to evolve in the chase for the tourism ringgit?
Come join Fergus Maclaren as he provides an overview of the current tourism development issues being faced by urban World Heritage sites, the strategies that are being developed to deal with increased tourism numbers, and how these can help shape future tourism development for George Town. Date: 27 August 2017 (Sunday) Time: 3pm to 5pm Venue: Fort Cornwallis (Entrance facing City Hall) Donations: RM 15 (members)/ RM 30(non-members) PHT Site Visit returns with a special site visit to Fort Cornwallis, happening on the 27th of August from 3pm to 5pm.
Date: 11 March 2017 (Saturday) Time: 9am to 12pm Venue: Meet at junction of Chulia Street Ghaut and Victoria Street Donations: RM 15(members)/ RM30 (non-members) RSVP: [email protected] or call 6 The first site visit for 2017 will see Khoo Salma, Vice President of PHT and MBPP councillor, take friends and guests along one of Penang’s longest and more important streets: Chulia Street.
The visit will highlight the history, importance and significance of the street, and also show MBPP’s successful attempt to free the 5ft ways along the street. Dear members of PHT, If you have not renewed your membership for 2017, you may click on the link provided to see how you can do so.
Date: 17th March 2018 (Saturday) Time: 3pm-5pm Venue: Penang Heritage Trust Office, 26 Church Street, George Town Donation: RM10 (members)/ RM20 (non-members) Dr Ruth Foo and Dr Gengeswari Krishnapillai will present a talk on the gentrification process and how it affects George Town. Date: 10th February 2018 (Saturday) Time: 4pm – 6pm Venue: Boon San Tong Khoo Kongsi, Victoria Street Donations: RM15 (members)/ RM30 (non-members) Penang Heritage Trust’s second site visit in 2018 is to the smaller, less known Boon San Tong Khoo Kongsi located along Victoria Street.
In this site visit, PHT President Ms Lim Gaik Siang will conduct a presentation on the many secrets and significance of the clan association building and its architecture, before bringing visitors in for a close-up look of the said items. For Chinese version of the flyer, please click here.
The talk will showcase part of their research and documentation done for the book Yangon Echoes, and presents an intimate peek into the lives in Yangon. Date: 1st November 2016 (Tuesday) Time: 5.30pm Venue: Penang Heritage Trust, 26 Church Street Donation: RM10 (members)/ RM 25 (non-members) Colin Mackay, an author, researcher and historian will deliver a talk on Phuket, outlining the history of its development and achievement over the years.
For more information, please click on the link here. In April, we will be visiting one of Penang’s latest attractions, the Penang House of Music.
This special museum is curated by Paul Augustine and celebrates the glorious diversity and heritage of Penang’s music.
This site visit will not only showcase the fort as it is, it will also reveal the secrets and stories buried underneath the fort.
Dr Goh Hsiao Mei, lead archaeologist for the Fort Cornwallis excavation, and Marcus Langdon, historian and author, will be joining us for the visit and deliver stories and histories related to the fort.