haha Bikini? Later PAS will make noise liao...
first of all, WELCOME, theanauntheanaun said:Renaming the name of Georgetown, Gurney Drive or Macaliseter Road into local heroes name wouldn't do much help in the re-making of Penang. Instead, this will cause lots of problems. Thats the most stupid and foolish suggestion by the MPPP and Prof Dr Muhammad Hj Salleh (lecturer of School of Humanities). Plz dun waste the money of the people. There is many others project that could be done to make Penang a better place to live.... Georgetown is more than a city to Penang. Its the symbol of Penangites. We are proud of it. So don't tarnish and take our symbol from us.
Penangites: Lets raise up together and kick this stupid suggestion away..............
TYW said:first of all, WELCOME, theanaun
i was just looking for the article to post it here.
i agree with you 100% this is one of the silliest thing that can ever be done. why not just give the name to other new townships that are being developed?? i don't want future townships to be named like SS1, SS2, USJ 1, USJ 2 and things like that...
if they are so eager to change the names, better change those names of villages in Seberang Prai such as "Permatang Tiga Ringgit" :bash:
he might as well knock down all the colonial buildin in Georgetown!!to rename George Town “Bandar Datuk Abdullah Fahim” to rid the city of its colonial past
Just to mention, SS stands for "Sungai Way-Subang" and USJ stands for "UEP Subang Jaya". So there is actually some sort of history/ meaning to the name. I can imagine all the hoo-ha if they changed Subang names into “taman-something”. It will loose its identity. That’s the issue with renaming George Town. Why change something that is widely accepted and recognized? :?TYW said:i don't want future townships to be named like SS1, SS2, USJ 1, USJ 2 and things like that
argory said:Just to mention, SS stands for "Sungai Way-Subang" and USJ stands for "UEP Subang Jaya". So there is actually some sort of history/ meaning to the name. I can imagine all the hoo-ha if they changed Subang names into “taman-something”. It will loose its identity. That’s the issue with renaming George Town. Why change something that is widely accepted and recognized? :?
baqthier said:^ it's not the gov't. It's just a suggestion by a lecturer and some assemblyman.
why do they care so much about older generation........its like going back to ancient times (not to offend everyone of many generations)TYW said:Saturday April 16, 2005
Don: Rename George Town
PENANG: A National Literary Laureate has called for George Town to be renamed Tanjung or Tanjung Penegri.
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) School of Humanities lecturer Prof Dr Muhammad Hj Salleh said it was timely to rename the city as the locals hardly used the word “George Town” in their daily conversation.
“The city was widely referred to as Tanjung Penegri by the older generation. So it will be fitting to rename it Tanjung or Tanjung Penegri,” he said yesterday.
yeah!! all these "code" kind of names sounds very millitary and hard to remember (for me )szehoong said:Yup.......I think what he meant (and what I meant) is that these names are digits and have not much of a character at all. Look at Paramount Garden in PJ or even USJ Taipan.....what a charming name. Of course being a Klang Valley native......I am so used to names like USJ 3, USJ4, Section 14, Section 17, SS2 and SS3 and I wouldn't want em changing those as these are ORIGINAL names and the names had been like that since the inception of USJ. But numbers have no character and are confusing to non-native.