Category Archives: Penang’s History, My Story

A chapter of good deeds

by Tan Sin Chow FOUR companies made bulk purchases of the book Penang’s History, My Story by Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai, to be given to public libraries and school libraries. They are Eastern and Oriental Berhad (E&O) which bought […] Continue Reading

Passion for Penang

by Tan Sin Chow PERANAKAN dancers wowed guests with their graceful movements during the launch of Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai’s Penang’s History, My Story at the Eastern and Oriental Hotel in George Town, Penang. The performers from the Sayang […] Continue Reading

A passion for Penang

Penang’s History, My Story Author : Wong Chun Wai and Friends Genre : non – Fiction Publisher : Star Publications (M) Bhd Review By TERENCE TOH A new book takes readers on a captivating walk down memory lane with a […] Continue Reading

Weaving a fascinating tale of Penang

by Sharmilla Ganesan Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai’s passion for history prompted his Penang’s History, My Story columns that have now been compiled into a book. Proceeds from sales of the book will go to the Penang Heritage Trust and […] Continue Reading

Penang’s Kelawi Road where the Eurasians set words to music

Jazz pianist: The late Jimmy Boyle was of Eurasian descent. KELAWAI Road, sometimes spelled Kelawei Road, is one of the busiest roads in Penang. But it will probably have little historical significance to most Penangites, especially the current generation who […] Continue Reading

Penang’s most famous son P. Ramlee lives on in our hearts 40 years after his death

A glimpse of his past: The house where P. Ramlee grew up in has been converted into a museum. NO STORY on the streets of Penang can be complete without the mention of the legendary P. Ramlee, who is certainly […] Continue Reading

Argyll Road in Penang – The street that made icons

THE biggest contemporary Malaysian singer who originates from Penang has to be Datuk David Arumugam. There is no contender for the title. Although the lead singer of the famed Alleycats group made Kuala Lumpur his base, he still travels back […] Continue Reading

The Jimmy Choo connection

Not where it all began: The Hong Kong Shoe Store at 177, Muntri Street. THERE is still no street named in honour of one of Malaysia’s global brands, Datuk Jimmy Choo, but there is a road in Penang that bears […] Continue Reading

Penang is home to many of Malaysia’s earliest English newspapers

Oldest church: Penang's first independent English newspaper, the Pinang Argus, was published from 1867 to 1873 and named after Argus Lane which was just behind the Cathedral of the Assumption (pictured). PENANGITES are known to be outspoken, fiercely independent-minded, and […] Continue Reading

No simple main road

Place frequented by legends: It is widely known and reported that it is at this padang where some of the greatest Malaysian footballers used to train and play in the 1960s and 1970s DATO Keramat Road is not part of […] Continue Reading