ORAL HISTORY

ORAL HISTORY

As part of our mission to safeguard heritage, George Town World Heritage Incorporated completed its pilot oral history documentation project in 2013, and subsequently kick-started a three-year oral history documentation project from 2014 to 2016. It aimed to increase our historical resources and references, and improve on how we document local history and heritage.

‘The Living Museum’ programme was implemented under George Town Festival before that in 2012 to present stories from long-term residents of George Town, especially in Armenian Street, Acheen Street and Cannon Street.

In 2013, the Oral History Documentation Project began with the collection of oral histories focusing on memories of residents of Chulia Street during the post-war period of 1945 – 1970. It successfully built a pool of consistent local human resources, well-equipped with professional recording and transcribing tools. It upheld professional and technical standards based on the model developed by the Oral History Centre at National Archives of Singapore, and modified accordingly to suit the local context.

George Town World Heritage Incorporated continued the effort to document oral history in 2017 and 2018 featuring the local community and organisations, and incorporate online platforms for dissemination of information. Through our Oral History Documentation Project, we hope to improve the process of research and recording history, and train future documenters.

To listen to the oral history audio recordings at our Interpretative Centre, make an appointment by filing in this form.

For details, contact Ms Chuah Ai Kheng, Manager of the Department of Cultural Heritage Research and Development at 04-261 6606 or e-mail akchuah@gtwhi.com.my.

ORAL HISTORY ACCESSIONS

CHERITA LEBUH CHULIA

Mr Abdul Aleem Siddiqui

1301

Mr Waras Mohammad Al
Shaffi Mohammed

1302

Madam Gan Gaik Ying

1303

Mr Yip Wai Kong

1304

Madam Soo Fung Sin

1305a

Madam Soo Kiew Nooi

1305b

Madam Chung Siew Lan

1305c

Mr Tan Chin Wah

1306

Mr Chan Chee Wan

1307

Mr Ong Liang Ching

1309

Mr Yew Ewe Chye

1310

Mr Wong Kok Leng

1311

CHERITA GEORGE TOWN - CLOTHING

Mr Siew Ah Tak

C15010

Mr Ashraff bin Abdul Karim

C15011

Mr Lo Fook Kheong

C15012

Mr Lee Po Seng

C15013

Mr Vengadasalam a/l
Rengsamy Achariar

C15014

Mr Wong Heng Mun

C15015

Mr Abdul Aziz bin Mohd Hussain

C15016

Mr Rajendran Kanapathy

C15017

CHERITA GEORGE TOWN - FOOD

Mr Abdul Azeez bin
Seeni Mohamed

F15007

Mr Wan Fook Chan

F16001

Madam Chan So Han

F16002

Mr Por Beng Kuan

F16003

Mr Gan Choon Chong

F16004

Mr Mohammad Adnan bin
Boerhannoeddin

FT1501

CHERITA GEORGE TOWN - SHELTER

Mr Wan Chik Arifin bin
Md. Ismail

S14001

Ms Teoh Kooi Lan

S14002

Mr Cheng Chin Eng

S14003

Mr Lee Beng Chuan

S14004

Mr Chong Chze Foo

S14005

Ms Chew Joon Yong

S14006

Ms Tan Chai Im

S14007

Ms 林瑞意

S14008

Ms Lim Ah Thow

S14009

Mr Sim Swee Cheng

S14010

Mr SethuPandian

S14011

Mr Lim Chin Eng

S14012

Mr Lee Won

S14013

Mr Lee Yoke Fatt

S14014

Mr Chew Eng Hock

S14015

Madam Lim Leng Chiok

S14016

Mr Chew Bee Leong

S14017

Ms Saidatul Gafar binti Md Salleh

S14018

Ms Ann Cutter

S14019

Mr H’ng Lay Ear

S14020

Mr Taufik bin Shaik Sulaiman Al-Rafee

S14021

Mr Mohamad bin Yahya

S14022

Mr Lim Tian Chor

S14023

Mr Lim Kim Suah

S14024

Mr Yeoh Ah Tai

S14025

Mr Keh Siew Tiong

S14026

Mr Wong Kwong Cheow

S14027

Madam Chew Guat Neoh

S14028

Madam Wong Cheow Chee

S14029

Mr Goh Chin Chye

S14030

Mr Ashokan Chidambaram

S14031

Mr Ch’ng Ah Han

S14032

Mr Lee Wan Tond

S14033

Mr Teoh Soon Chye

S14034

Madam Mok Swee Mee

S14035

Mr Leong Howe Sin

S14036

Mr Yeap Peng Chuan

S14037

Mr Song Kong San and Madam Ho How Lian

S14038

Mr Tan Kean Tung

S14039

Madam Chew Chong Hin

S14040

Mr Chan Yong Kam

S14041

Madam Yee Mee Fong

S14042

Mr Thurai Singam al Vellasamy

S15001

Madam Sarbunnisah binti Psa Mohd Hussain

S15030

Mr Syed Mohammed Buhari bin Mohammed Noordin

S16001

Madam Noorul Basherra binti Md Ibramsah

S16002

Mr Monohar S. Bakhtaw

SC1501

Mr Ashraf bin Fazal Mohamad

SC1502

Mr Syed Ahamed bin Mohamed Ghani

SC1503

Mr Haja Mohideen bin OSM Mohd Sharif

SC1504

Mr Muhammad Mustakim bin Haji Mohammad Mastan

SC1505

Mr Salleh bin Islam

SC1506

Madam Noor Jahan binti Md Ismail

SC1507

Mr Abdul Waheed bin Abdul Wahab

SC1508

Mr Syed Zain bin Syed Ali

SF1509

Mr Abdul Malik bin M. Abdul Gaffar

SF1501

Madam Halijah binti Haji Hashim

SF1502

Madam Widad binti Yusof Rawa

SF1503

Mr Shahul Hameed bin Syed Mohamed

SF1504

Mr Woo Shee Khow

SF1505

Madam Chan Soo Sum

SF1506

Mr M. S Syed Aliar

SF1507

Mr Jainul Abidin bin Mohamed Yusoff

SF1509

Mr Mohammed bin Yahya

ST1501

Mr Sulaiman bin Bahurdeen

ST1502

Mr Raman AL Doraisamy

SW1501

Mr Praphakaran K. R. Narayanan

SW1502

Mr Nik Muhammad Nik Fateh Muhammad

SW1503

Mr Syed Salim bin Syed Ali

SW1504

Mr Mohd Amin bin Mohd Aboo Baida

SW1505

Mr Jamil bin Ayob

SW1506

Mr Savarimuthoo Santiagu

SW1507

Mr Yeap Yon Khoi

SW1509

Mr Kathiresan Murigiah

SW1510

CHERITA GEORGE TOWN - TRANSPORTATION

Mr Ramian a/l Ragawan

T15001

Mr Haji Mohd Non bin Din

T15002

Mr Mohammad Eusoff bin
Abd Aziz

T15003

Mr Nelamegam s/o
Malairaja

T15004

Mr Thannimalayan a/l
Sundram

T15005

Mr Muniandy Suppiaht

T15007

Mr Haji Abdul Aziz

T15008

Mr Mustafa Ali R. Jumabhoy

T15009

Madam Wan Tuh binti Hanif

T15010

Mr Musar bin Mat Ias

T15011

Mr Haji Shamsudin bin Haji Mahmud

T15012

Mr Jainol Abdeen bin Muhaiyadeen

T16001

CHERITA GEORGE TOWN - WORK

Mr Raman A/L Doraisamy

1301

Mr Praphakaran a/l K. R.

1302

Mr Nik Muhammad a/l Nik
Fateh Muhammad

1302

Mr Syed Salim bin Syed Ali

1302

Mr Mohd Amin bin
Mohd Aboo Baida

1302

Mr Jamil bin Ayob

1302