Our Fading Heritage: Jerejak Island

My next read! Waiting to dive into the pages to find out more about our very own Ellis Island here in Penang, Malaysia.

Sadly, the spot where more than a million migrants to Malaya landed between 1877 and 1957 is earmarked for development of a theme park and resort.

Heritage groups are fighting to preserve and develop the former quarantine camp which was a naval base and leper colony (1868-1875) before to that, and Malaysia’s very own Alcatraz prior to its closure in 1993.

Am planning a visit to the island soon, so stay tuned for more updates on this heritage spot that might have to make way for unnecessary development soon.

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