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Penang appoints Lee Sinje as tourism ambassador

Penang appoints Lee Sinje as tourism ambassador

GEORGE TOWN: Penang has appointed Kedah-born actress and singer Lee Sinje as its tourism ambassador. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said on his Facebook page: “We believe that Miss Lee is the perfect candidate to become our ambassador because of her massive following in Asian countries, especially in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, many parts [...]

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New RM5mil car park not helping to ease parking woe

New RM5mil car park not helping to ease parking woe

By CHRISTINA CHIN WITH the Hari Raya, National Day and school holidays all rolling in one after another starting this weekend, Penang is bracing for an influx of holidaymakers thronging the various tourist spots. But for the balik kampung crowd, especially motorists, visiting Penang Hill, parking may be a massive headache for them. This is [...]

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Grants given for George Town restoration and conservation projects

Grants given for George Town restoration and conservation projects

Bernard Cheah GEORGE TOWN (Aug 16, 2011): Some 14 restoration projects within the George Town Unesco World Heritage inscribed zone were given grants worth about RM776,000 from Think City Sdn Bhd. The grants under Think City’s George Town Grants Programme (GTGP) involves projects on physical conservation and restoration, as well as technical assistance and cultural [...]

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Horse riding back on beach in Batu Ferringhi

Horse riding back on beach in Batu Ferringhi

ILLEGAL horse riding activities are being carried out on Batu Ferringhi beach when Muslim enforcement personnel are breaking their fast, said Penang state executive member Chow Kon Yeow. “It is difficult for the Penang Municipal Council to monitor the activities when its enforcement personnel are not around to patrol the stretch,” he said. Chow, who [...]

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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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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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