喬治市的中文路名 – 窺探一百多年前的城市生活
George Town’s Chinese Road Names – Viewing City Life a Hundred Years Ago
By Toh Teong Chuan / 杜忠全
地點：喬治市世界文化遺産機構底楼 (116 & 118, Lebuh Acheh)
Date : Saturday, 27 July 2013
Time : 2.00pm-3.30pm
Venue : George Town World Heritage Inc.,
116 & 118, Lebuh Acheh
Language : Mandarin
The names by which the Chinese community refer to the different roads and streets of George Town have been in use since the establishment of the city in 1786. These colloquial road names are passed down from one generation to another through word of mouth and has dwelled in the community’ memories for the past hundred years, reflecting the diverse spoken dialects and daily lives of the resident. Today, it has become part of our city’s oral history and heritage.
About the speaker /主讲人背景:
Mr Toh Teong Chuan, a Penang native, attended university in Taiwan and has an MA in Chinese Language from the National University of Singapore. He currently lectures in the Chinese Studies Faculty of UTAR and is a Ph.D. reserve candidate at University Malaya. Mr. Toh is also a newspaper columnist and writes about folk culture regularly. In 2005, he was awarded the Recommendation Prize in the Sin Chew Daily’s Hua-Zong Literature Award.
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