Saving Tanjung Tokong

By Wazir Jahan Karim

December 2010 FEATURE
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Tanjung Tokong has the historical honour of being the only urban village left on the Northeast Coast district, closest to George Town. Early Malay and Chinese maritime communities are under siege with the recent development of luxury residential and commercial properties.  The malay community of Kampung Tanjong Tokong needs to showcase its long history in the area, its peaceful co-existence with the Chinese community and its living heritage. Family histories here go back over 300 years and some families have actually...

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Wazir Jahan Karim

is the executive director of Intersocietal and Scientific (Inas) and advisor for Muslim Affairs in Penang Heritage Trust. She is also the author of Penang Muslim Culinary Heritage that will be published in early 2012.