Penang Forum

Status of the Botanic Gardens post-Tengku Idaura – What now?

The Penang Forum would like to begin by formally acknowledging the remarkable improvements made to the Gardens in the few short months of Tengku Idaura’s stint as ‘Pengarah’. Read More


Heritage vandalism

It is a sad day when we see two architectural treasures within the George Town World Heritage Site, Convent Light Street and Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, vandalised by Malaysians to make racial political statements. Read More

Decision to call off Boustead land reclamation deal lauded

Penang Forum welcomes and fully supports the state government’s bold decision to call off a controversial proposed agreement to allow Boustead Holdings Bhd to reclaim land at Bayan Bay as compensation for having to scale down the firm’s hotel along Weld Quay. Read More