Historical

The Remembrance Day

The Remembrance Day commemorations are held annually at the Cenotaph to honor not just the British Allied personnel of World War I, but also those who were killed during World War II, prisoners of war who worked at the Thailand–Burma Railway, the Malayan Emergency, the subsequent re-insurgency, and the Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation.

The Cenotaph War Memorial

The Cenotaph, also known as Penang War Memorial, is a cenotaph located at the Esplanade in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. The site of the Cenopath is situated at the shoreline of the Esplanade, at Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah and Jalan Padang Kota Lama.

Dewan Sri Pinang

Dewan Sri Pinang is a multi-purpose auditorium between Lebuh Light and Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia. It is a strategic location for the concert, orchestra, seminar, and other programs. Dewan Sri Pinang has been the main location for George Town Festival events, government, and state events.

Penang City Hall

The Penang City Hall is the local government headquarters in the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. Built by the British, it now serves as the seat of the Penang Island City Council (Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Penang) and was previously the seat of the George Town City Council. Completed in 1903, the two-story building combines Edwardian Baroque and Palladian architectural styles, which were popular at the time. It has been listed as a national monument since 1982 under the Antiquities Act 1976.

Penang Town Hall

The Penang Town Hall is a British-built administrative building in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. It is located adjacent to the Penang City Hall, which now serves as the seat of the Penang Island City Council (Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang). The Penang Town Hall contained an assembly hall, ballroom, and library and was the premier social venue for the town’s elite in the early years.

World Peace Memorial

The World Peace Memorial is in the form of a pedestal with a flock of doves in flight. It is situated in Air Itam War Memorial Park after the park was undergoing an RM400,000 facelift. The funding came from private donations as well as from the Penang state government. It was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Penang, Mr. Lim Guan Eng on 11 November 2011, the 60th anniversary of the original unveiling of the Penang Overseas Chinese Anti-War Memorial, the main feature of the park.

Nanyang Volunteers Memorial

The Nanyang Volunteers Memorial, a memorial to commemorate the Nanyang transport volunteers who died while volunteered their service as a truck driver and mechanic during the Sino Japanese War at Burma Road, Yunan, China. More than 3,192 men from Nanyang volunteered, joining tens of thousands of mainland Chinese in plying the 1,453km Yunnan-Burma Road. The route traveled over two mountain ranges, crossing three rivers and countless gorges over more than 400 bridges. 1200 men eventually survived and returned to South-East Asia.

Air Itam War Memorial Park

The Air Itam War Memorial Park, also known as Penang Overseas Chinese Anti-War Memorial Park, situated in Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia. The Penang Overseas Chinese Anti-War Memorial was originally built in 1946 by the Penang China Relief Fund, a Penang-based fund-raising organization, commemorate the Penang Chinese who died under Japanese occupation in World War II and the Nanyang transport volunteers who died while volunteered their service during the Sino Japanese War at Burma Road, Yunan, China. Ashes of the bones of many martyrs who died during World War Two, collected from all over Penang were buried under the whitewashed obelisk. The memorial was built in 1946, officiated by the late Mr. Lim Lian Teng in 1951.

British War Canon

The British War Canon, a 32 cylinder cannon is rich in historical value. It is made of bronze, an alloy of copper and tin commonly used in 18th and 19th-century artillery. Weighing 2.75 tons, the cannon was capable of firing a 32-pound cannonball at a velocity of 1600 feet per second. This cannon was probably transported from town to hill as an ornament or to warn the presence of pirates.

Bel Retiro Gate House

Bel Retiro is a government bungalow on Penang Hill. It was built in 1789 for the Governor of Penang and remains within the exclusive use of the government. It is the most prestigious property on Penang Hill, built in the 1800s as a resort for high government officials and visiting dignitaries. Although the bungalow itself is out-of-bounds to the general public, one can hike up to its gate, a beautiful brick structure with an arch entranceway called the Bel Retiro Gate House, for a nice photo opportunity.

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