Penang Heritage Square Sought Feedback

Public feedback is being sought for Penang’s Heritage Square, a project under the Komtar Phase Five development.

An exhibition featuring the iconic heritage and green project by the state government is being held until Sept 30 at Komtar Level Three concourse floor.

The exhibition is aimed at publicising the components of the project as well as to get feedback and response from the public.

It was reported on Aug 1 that the state government and Penang Development Corporation (PDC) plan to transform a 1.82ha plot of land, including the old Sia Boey Market here, into Penang’s new heritage enclave.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had said the project had five major elements – restoration and expansion of Sia Boey (Prangin Market), creation of urban spaces, a heritage celebration square and an iconic George Town heritage centre, reinstatement and adaptive reuse of old shophouses and restoration of the Prangin Canal.

The project will complement the adjacent Komtar complex which is presently undergoing a revitalisation process initiated by the Penang government and PDC, which aims to bring back the glory of Komtar as the nerve centre of Penang.

Survey forms are available at the exhibition which is open daily from 8am to 6pm.

Feedback can be e-mailed back to and the forms can be mailed to Perbadanan Pembangunan Pulau Pinang, Bangunan Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu, No. 1, Pesiaran Mahsuri, Bandar Bayan Baru. – The Star

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