Landmark Penang Garden (Malaysia) gets a makeover

Landmark Penang garden (Malaysia) gets RM300,000 makeover | Malay Mail OnlineThe concept masterplan for the overall project is developed by the George Town Conservation and Development Corporation (GTCDC), a tripartite partnership between the Penang state government’s Chief Minister’s Incorporated (CMI), Think City Sdn Bhd and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

GEORGE TOWN, March 5 — A historic garden here with a 135-year-old fountain as its centrepiece will be restored by Think City as part of the North Seafront Masterplan.

Work on the RM300,000 project started last month and is set to be complete by early May.

According to Think City managing director Hamdan Abdul Majeed, the fountain and garden were established to commemorate the opening of the Town Hall back in 1883.

“In recognition of this historic site, we are conserving this site and restoring it back to the original garden layout that was established in accordance with the guidelines of the ICOMOS Florence Charter of 1981 adopted by Unesco,” he said.

Source: Malay Mail Online / Opalyn Mok / March 5, 2018

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