Penang’s heritage wealth goes way beyond the Unesco site

By Soon-Tzu Speechley, Ganesh Kolandaveloo

November 2014 FEATURE
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123 Jalan Macalister in 2012.
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Outside of the George Town Unesco World Heritage Site, historic and often majestic buildings do not enjoy the same protection that buildings within the Unesco site do. And this means that they are vulnerable to development, and demolition.In May this year, an elegant bungalow on Jalan Macalister was torn down to make way for a new residential tower. e house, a Category 2-listed building designed by prominent Penang architect Chew Eng Eam, had stood there for the be er part...

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Soon-Tzu Speechley

studied History and Asian Studies at the University of Melbourne. He now works at the Architectural Conservation Lab at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). His writing has appeared in a number of publications in Malaysia and Australia. He tweets @ speechleyish.

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