Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Penang of yesteryears (2)






10 comments:

melayuangkat said...

Salam Tuan,

Yeah, we are all sad when we think of how beautiful and peaceful our country once was.

TIME changes everything and our greed destroy our environment in the name of progress.

Guess, we just have to make best with whats left and try to live and cope with all the changes around us.

It's My Life....full of joy & love said...

salam tuan Syed....

I really luv penang...my friend in balik pulau said.."hang takda tempat lain ka nak bercuti...asyik2 penang..."...but there's something special in penang, hard to describe why....

Festive Hampers said...

Salam Pak Tuan

Glad you can share all the photos from the yesteryears. I'm living in Penang now as my dad is a Penangite and he always reminisce of the old days. I am glad to share your photos with him as it makes him smile but the downturn is I have to listen for hours of the "good old days" stories from him. Well, quality time is good! Nevertheless, I miss reading your comment about the politics of Malaysia.

Syed Imran said...

Festive Hampers,

It is very heartening to read your comment. Thank you.

What I miss most is City Council's trolley bus. Yeah, the good ol' days.

taklamalagi said...

walau bagaimana pun keindahan Pulau ini dan keindahan kenangan silam.. Kita harus bakal terima hakikat bahawa Pulau ini bukan lagi untuk 'kita'. Maksud saya, Pulau ini akan menjadi seperti Singapura..

Syed Imran said...

Taklamalagi,

Saya pernah bekerja (wakil sebuah agensi kerajaan Malaysia) dan menetap hampir lima tahun di Singapura semasa pemerintahan Lee Kuan Yew and Goh Chok Tong. Apa yang dapat saya simpulkan ialah Pulau Pinang dan Singapura tidak boleh disamakan. Banyak perbezaannya termasuk dari sudut kemasyarakatan dan politik.
Saya berpendapat Pulau Pinang tak akan jadi seperti Singapura, Insya-Allah.

kulatlapok said...

Salam TUAN SYED dan rakan blogger,

Saya sebenarnya bukan nak promot blog saya. Tapi ada MAKLUMAT MENARIK untuk dikongsi berkaitan dengan ISU MINYAK NI.MAKLUMAT INI dari rakan kita di TOKYO JAPAN. SEMUA BLOGGER MESTI BACA.
Sila ke blog'CENDAWAN MALAYA' -www.kulatlapok.blogspot.com

Mana tahu maklumat ini berguna untuk kita khususnya RAKYAT MALAYA.

PS*Sila Tuan Syed komen sikit.

Festive Hampers said...

Salam Pak Tuan

Thank you very much for replying to my comment. It was a wonderful surprise to receive a reply from you. Again thank you very much.

I understand that everybody is going through a hard time with the current situation in Malaysia but I would like to ask a favor from Pak Tuan. Do you have any photos of the E&O hotel (1960s) and buildings along the streets? Apparently, my dad rented a small apartment facing the sea near the E&O during that time. With father's day around the corner, I would like to do something special for him. I have looked through Khoo Salma Nasution & Malcolm Wade "Penang Postcard Collection 1899-1930s" but could not find what I am looking for.

Salam & selamat sejahtera

Syed Imran said...

Festive Hampers,

I am aware of the apartment but unfortunately I do not have any photo. There were two bungalows next to the E&O (now vacant/demolished) - one was occupied by the PWD and the other by the State Welfare Department. In the ealy 1960s I cycled daily from Burma Road via Northam Road-Farquhar Street to St Xavier's Institution and I am aware of the said building. Northam Road, once called the Millionaires' Row, is not the same today. It was a residential area unlike what it is today - mixed development - a sad development if I may say so..

Anonymous said...

Pak Tuan Syed,

Tenguk gambaq ni semua, buat saya nak balik Penang, kalau boleh sekarang ni jugak...

Penang is still the best.

-nani-