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  • Royal Thai Embassy, Kuala Lumpur

    Royal Thai Consulate- General, Penang

    A unique programme by Penang Heritage Trust to explore shared histories and celebrate cultural diversity

    ‘Inaugural Penang Story Lecture: Sino- Western Penang Responses’ by Prof Wang Gung-wu, Chairman of the East Asian Institute, University Professor, National University of Singapore 20 Nov 2010, Bayview George Town Hotel

    ‘New Discoveries in the Bujang Valley’ by Assoc Prof Dr Mokhtar Saidin, Centre for Global Archaeological Research, University Science of Malaysia 18 Dec 2010, Wawasan Open University

    Penang and the Indian Ocean: Tagore Lecture, ‘Rabindranath Tagore and the Cosmopolitan Vision’ by Dr Saranindranth Tagore, Associate Professor and Deputy Head of Philosophy Department, National University of Singapore 14 May 2011, Wawasan Open University

    ‘Globalisation and Penang’ by Dr Jomo Kwame Sundram, Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development in the United Nationsâ’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) 28 Jul 2011, Wawasan Open University

    Penang and the Indian Ocean Conference: ‘Penang and Bombay: Indian Ocean Port Cities in the Nineteenth Century’ by Sir Christopher Bayly, Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History, Univeristy of Cambridge 16 September 2011, Traders Hotel

    Penang and the Indian Ocean Conference: ‘Trade between India and South-east Asia in the Early Modern Period’ by Prof Om Prakash, Editorial Fellow, Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture, Centre for Studies in Civilizations 17 Sep 2011, Traders Hotel

    ‘Thinking & Feeling Gender in the History of Malaysia’ by Dr Maznah Mohamad, Associate Professor, Department of Malay Studies and Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore 20 Apr 2012, E&O Hotel

    ‘Plague Fighter Dr Wu Lien-Teh, A Penang Hero who modernized medicine in China’ by Ms Ong Lay Hong, Managing Director, Singapore Media Academy, A MediaCorp Enterprise 19 May 2012, Wawasan Open University

    Penang and the Indian Ocean: Tagore Lecture, ‘Building Bridges across the Bay of Bengal: Tagore and His Contemporaries” by Prof Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of History at Harvard University 28 Aug 2012, Wawasan Open University

    ‘Life in Malaya under Japanese Occupation, 1941-45’ by Dr Paul Kratoska, Publishing Director, National University of Singapore Press, 9 Nov 2012, Wawasan Open University

    Penang and the Indian Ocean: ‘Penang and Asia’s Migrant History’ by Dr Sunil Amrith, Reader in Modern Asian History, Birkbeck College, University of London 16 Dec 2012, Northam Hotel All Suites

    EXPLORING SHARED HISTORIES IN THE INDONESIA- MALAYSIA-THAILAND GROWTH TRIANGLE

    PENANG STORY INITIATIVE 2010 – 2012

    Working with Think City, Penang Heritage Trust organised the following lectures, as part of the Penang Story Lectures, from 2010 to 2012 to revisit the various historical position of Penang in the regional and global context:

    Khaw Sim Bee Na Ranong and Shared History of Malaysia-Thailand Relations: From the Past to Future Cooperation Sat & Sun, 11-12 May 2013

    Muslim Trade from the Coromandel Coast in Relation to Kedah and Penang Sunday, 9 Jun 2013

    Penang and the Hajj Sat & Sun, 17-18 Aug 2013

    Armenians in Penang Jul 2013 (Dates to be announced)

    The Heritage of Philanthropy: Waqf and Kongsi in Penang Sep 2013 (Dates to be announced)

    UPCOMING EVENT

  • The Penang Story is an open platform for people who are interested in Penang to contribute towards “deepening” the story of Penang. The mission is to bring together people, place and knowledge to celebrate cultural diversity, to strengthen a sense of belonging, to enhance Penang’s place-identity and to nurture Malaysia’s creative economy. The story of this regional port reaches across borders to individuals and communities with historical links to Penang.

    2001: The Penang Story initiative was spearheaded by Penang Heritage Trust with a grant from The Japan Foundation, and jointly organized by Star Publications with the support of various stakeholders. 2002: The Penang Story Conference brought together 60 local and international scholars, encouraged networking between old and new scholars, and helped strengthen the city’s justification for World Heritage listing.

    2008: The Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca, comprising George Town and Melaka, were jointly listed as a World Heritage Site for its Outstanding Universal Values – historical diversity, multicultural communities and built heritage.

    2010 to present: The Penang Story Lectures, jointly organised by Penang Heritage Trust and Think City, promotes Penang’s role in regional and global history.

    SPONSORSHIP AMOUNT RM 50,000 • Sponsor will be listed as

    our corporate par tner. • Sponsor’s logo will be

    placed on webpage, souvenir programme and all printed materials.

    • Sponsor’s representatives will be kept informed and entitled to attend all events for 2013

    • Sponsor will be offered a promotional table at appropriate events.

    • PHT will issue a tax exempt receipt.

    SPONSORSHIP AMOUNT RM 10,000 • Sponsor will be listed in

    acknowledgements • Sponsor’s logo will be

    placed on webpage. • Sponsor’s representatives

    will be kept informed and entitled to attend all events for 2013

    • PHT will issue a tax exempt receipt.

    All donations to Penang Heritage Trust are tax-exempt

    THE ORGANISER The Penang Heritage Trust (PHT) is a non-profit non-government organization (NGO) established in Penang in 1986. Since its inception, the Trust has been committed to the vision of preserving Penang’s heritage for future generations. PHT played a pivotal role in the nomination of George Town to UNESCO World Heritage status.

    THE JOINT ORGANISER THINK CITY Sdn BHD (TCSB) is a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the investment arm of the Malaysian government, and an urban regeneration agency operating in the historic city of George Town. It manages the George Town Grants Programme (GTGP), which is a public grants programme designed to protect and preserve George Town’s Outstanding Universal Values.

    PENANG AND INDIAN OCEAN (PIO) CONFERENCE 17-18 September 2011, Traders Hotel Phase 1: July 2010, consisted of convening a workshop in Cambridge University with academics from Cambridge and London Universities. Phase 2: Penang & the Indian Ocean: An International Conference, 17-18 September 2011. Convened by Professor Loh Wei Leng (University of Malaya, ret’d.), Dr Tim Harper (University of Cambridge) and Dr Sunil Amrith (University of London). Sir Christopher Bayly and Prof Om Prakash gave their Penang Global Lectures (see above).

    PENANG STORY WORKSHOPS AND COLLOQUIA In 2012, three small workshops were organised, to bring together various scholars to share their research on a particular subject of interest, as well as one colloquium in which scholars presented their findings to the community.

    PENANG STORY COLLOQUIUM: ‘THE SIAMESE HERITAGE AND THEIR FOOTPRINTS IN PENANG’ 6-8 July 2012, House of Yeap Chor Ee

    PENANG AND THE INDIAN OCEAN WORKSHOPS: ‘HERITAGE ACROSS THE INDIAN OCEAN’ 28 August 2012, Think City Sdn Bhd

    ‘FROM MALABAR AND MINANGKABAU TO MALAYA’ 31 October 2012, Think City Sdn Bhd

    ‘PENANG-YANGON INTERACTION’ 15 December 2012, Northam All Suites