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Penang Hill to get better facilities soon

Penang Hill to get better facilities soon

PENANG Hill and its surrounding localities will be upgraded at a cost of RM8.6mil as part of efforts to ease the traffic congestion there during the peak season and to provide a sheltered walkway for visitors. Penang Hill Corporation (PHC) general manager Datuk Lee Kah Choon said it would be done in three phases. The [...]

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Penangites all set to celebrate Hungry Ghost Festival

Penangites all set to celebrate Hungry Ghost Festival

GEORGE TOWN: Red wooden benches and stages are back in place for the annual Hungry Ghost Festival which starts today. Workers were busy putting the finishing touches on the fierce-looking Tai Su Yah (King of Hades) paper effigies, canopies and tables which will be lined with offerings of rice, an assortment of nyonya kuih, and [...]

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Penang winning hearts, minds ... and stomachs

Penang winning hearts, minds … and stomachs

Friday, 29 July 2011 It may be best known for its cuisine, but Penang State in Malaysia is about much more than its world famous curries and laksa, according to Penang Tourism Minister Danny Law. And at the top of its non-culinary attractions is its capital, George Town. “Since it was listed as a UNESCO [...]

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Thousands make beeline to church in Bukit Mertajam for annual pilgrimage

Thousands make beeline to church in Bukit Mertajam for annual pilgrimage

By S. ARULLDAS Photos by MUHAMAD SHAHRIL MORE than 100,000 people are expected to attend the annual St Anne’s Feast celebrations in Bukit Mertajam this weekend where the highlight would be a candlelight procession around the church grounds tomorrow evening. Most of the pilgrims would likely participate in the procession after the 8pm evening mass. [...]

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CNN survey: Assam laksa is worth going the extra mile for

CNN survey: Assam laksa is worth going the extra mile for

By NG CHENG YEE PETALING JAYA: Penang’s famed assam laksa is one of the dishes worth traversing the world for, according to a CNN International food survey. Under its CNNGo guide to lifestyle, shopping, hotels and restaurants, Malaysia’s popular dish is also seventh among the world’s 50 most delicious food. CNNGo describes the dish as [...]

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Centenarian and old folk pay homage to St Anne

Centenarian and old folk pay homage to St Anne

By DERRICK VINESH Photos by MUSTAFA AHMAD CENTENARIAN Rita Nelligan has been religiously making pilgrimages to the St Anne’s Church in Bukit Mertajam to attend the annual St Anne’s Novena and Feast after cheating death in 1988. Her pilgrimages have become more meaningful when she had escaped death during the tragedy at the Sultan Abdul [...]

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Ephemeral murals

Ephemeral murals

By JEREMY TAN Photos by GARY CHEN THE historic Suffolk House in Penang came to life with a kaleidoscope of colours and sounds as it played host to the Digital Art + Culture Festival (DA+C) 2011. Held in conjunction with the George Town Festival, it was a showcase of the finest local digital architecture, art [...]

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