Thursday, January 08, 2009

History of Street Names - Georgetown, Penang

If you were to visit Penang, you would notice some of the 113 plaques featuring historical street names and background information being put up on walls of houses in the heritage enclave of George Town.

This is part of enhancement of Georgetown being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site where the city will have to be preserved to a certain degree to remain a qualified heritage site.

The blue plaques measuring 40.6cm x 71.1cm carry information in four languages – Bahasa Malaysia, English, Chinese and Tamil. The plaques have been put up since early November.

Let's hope other parts of Malaysia will follow suit on this positive practice so that the history of streets is not forgotten.

Source: The Star..Street history in plaques

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