A Walk Through Heritage: A Malaysia Day

Held on the 16th September every year, Malaysia Day commemorates the establishment of the Malaysian federation on the same date in 1963. The date marked the joining together of Malaya, North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore to form Malaysia (although Singapore was later removed two years after being a part of Malaysia).

George Town Night View: Chinese Heritage Shophouses

134 and 136 Carnarvon Street

Old heritage shophouses located along Carnarvon Street, George Town. According to the historical signboard, businessman Khaw Seng Lee and his cousins founded Kim Bian Seng Gold Merchant Company and the Kim Bian Aik Goldsmith at these buildings in the early 20th century. Khaw Seng Lee was the former Chairman Penang Philomatic Union and held key positions in various institutions in Penang back then including Chung Ling School and Lam Wah Ee Hospital.