May 9, 2008
THE Penang Government has pledged to protect historical buildings in the state.
Deputy Chief Minister I Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin said they hoped to put more such old buildings on the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) list.
“We assure the public that the new government will not forget about Penang history and culture,” he said at the opening ceremony of Shell Velocita 2 Carnival at Kelawai Road Shell station recently.
In February, The Star reported that UNESCO was expected to make its announcement in July on whether George Town’s joint application with Malacca to be declared world heritage sites would be endorsed.
The objective of the carnival was to promote the sale of Ferrari model cars. Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd targets sales of three million cars.
Its regional retail manager Calvin Eng said they hoped to share their passion for Ferrari model cars with their customers.
At the carnival, customers who spent over RM40 on petrol were eligible to enter a lucky draw for mystery gifts.
There was also an F1 racing simulator at a booth for customers to experience the thrill of driving a race car.