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Public Complaint :: Parasailing thorny issue in Batu Feringghi

Public Complaint :: Parasailing thorny issue in Batu Feringghi

Inquiry a hazy affair? By CHRISTOPHER TAN THE Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) did not invite the concerned parties to an inquiry into a parasailing mishap in Batu Ferringhi that left eight people injured. A source said the concerned parties — the company where the eight worked and the hotel near where the incident happened — [...]

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Will Fort Cornwallis's first battle also be its last?

Will Fort Cornwallis’s first battle also be its last?

By Sharanjit Singh IT is a fort that has served more administrative than defence purposes, although originally built for the British Royal artillery troops and military. A quick search on Fort Cornwallis will show that it has never, in its entire history, been engaged in a battle. Apart from being used for the British Royal [...]

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Penang food, culture get the thumbs up

Penang food, culture get the thumbs up

By Melissa Darlyne Chow PENANG being a food paradise is not a statement unheard of. It is all too common, and you would probably wonder too, why this is coming up again. Well, just ask Australian restaurant critic and food writer Pat Nourse, as well as Lina Goldberg, an American writer, who is a street [...]

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Taxi drivers in Penang have let the nation down

Taxi drivers in Penang have let the nation down

I’M travelling around the world with my 10-year-old daughter. We have visited many places on our way to Penang and have never had cause to complain about any of the locations we have visited. In fact, so far Penang would be very near the top of our favourite destinations in the world; we really love [...]

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Poor maintenance of Lily Square

Poor maintenance of Lily Square

THE Lily Square at the entrance of the Penang Botanic Gardens has been criticised of late for not being maintained as well as it should be as an attraction that welcomes visitors to the iconic gardens, which is over a century old. The latest complaint regarding the Lily Square came from Penang resident and Botanic [...]

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Scrap the ‘Escape’ park

Scrap the ‘Escape’ park

PENANG Island is facing environmental rape as it faces widespread damage because of uncontrolled development, resulting in barren hill slopes and erosion taking place at hillsides that are being developed. The rapid development in Penang has brought a toll to the island’s environment, and disdain to residents who have to face more environmental deterioration and [...]

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Attacked and nearly drowned by gang of beach boys

Attacked and nearly drowned by gang of beach boys

DEAR Mr Danny Law (Penang Tourism Development and Culture Committee chairman) and Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen (Tourism Minister). I’m writing to you about my terrifying experience in your beautiful country and seeking help from you for justice to be done on those who damaged the name and image of Malaysia. We’ve been brutally [...]

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An open letter to Chief Minister on Penang Hill

An open letter to Chief Minister on Penang Hill

DEAR Chief Minister, I am writing to you in reference to an article titled ‘Penang Hill to get better facilities soon’ in The Star on Aug 11, 2011. In my view, the structures that Penang Hill Corporation plans to build, do not blend in with the natural beauty of the hill. Our Penang Hill is [...]

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Ugly side Illegal hawkers giving Penang bad image

Ugly side Illegal hawkers giving Penang bad image

I am a Penangite who loves Penang. I fully support the state government’s effort in promoting a cleaner and greener Penang. But the ugly side of Penang that I see every day before my eyes are really far from a Clean & Green Penang. Please take a look at the photo. This is the aftermath [...]

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An open letter to Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng

An open letter to Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng

Sub:This is the price of using ex-BN politician Dear YB Lim, This open accusation from your own man is very serious. How could a non-technical person was appointed as a technical manager? I suggest you remove Penang Hill Corporation (PHC) general manager Datuk Lee Kah Choo and reopen the job interview for PHC technical manager [...]

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