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Museum

Would you go into Penang’s scary War Museum?

Would you go into Penang’s scary War Museum?

It’s fright night in Penang! The War Museum in the state has been listed as one of the Top 10 Most Haunted Sites in Asia by the National Geographic Channel. A production team from the channel was here in May to film a documentary at the museum, known locally as Bukit Hantu or Ghost Hill, […]

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State lifts suspension

State lifts suspension

WATER scooter and horse-riding activities have been allowed to resume at the Batu Ferringhi beach starting today, said Penang Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow. However, other watersports activities were still not allowed to be carried out until the Penang Municipal Council had reviewed all allocations of the Personal […]

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Man suffers heart attack in stranded Penang Hill train

Man suffers heart attack in stranded Penang Hill train

Workers of Penang Hill Funicular railway service are racing against time to help 100 stranded passengers including a man believed to have suffered a mild heart attack when a train stopped midway during descent tonight. At press time, the workers have sent out four-wheel drives to the spot where the funicular train stopped, believed to […]

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Museum, Penang Hill

Penang Hill Owl Museum

Penang Hill Owl Museum

The Owl Museum on Penang Hill and discover a fascinating collection of over 1,000 rare and exotic, owl-inspired artifacts created by artists across the globe. It’s the first in South East Asia. Guided tour for children can be arranged with the museum. Address: Levels b3, Astaka MPPP, Bukit Bendera, Jalan Summit, 11300 Penang. Malaysia

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Enchanted evening of nature and song

Enchanted evening of nature and song

THE Penang Botanic Gardens came alive with the sound of traditional Indian instrumental music. Many visitors stopped to listen to the hour-long performance by the Navaraags Music Troupe featuring P. Shaktivell, 60, on the tabla and T. Chandramohan, 65, on the sitar. Their performance was organised by Penang Global Tourism. Its junior executive Darren Ng […]

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The story of a hundred clans in print

The story of a hundred clans in print

BLOOD is thicker than water, and the presence of 170 Chinese clan associations in Penang attests to this adage. If not for the persistence of clan associations, the earliest clansmen who had been the forefathers of today’s Penang Chinese would not have thrived. This was the realisation of author Kwoh Shoo Chen after producing a […]

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Exhibition

Penang-born artist holds 12th solo exhibition

Penang-born artist holds 12th solo exhibition

THERE is always light in the darkness. A glimmer of hope in adversity. That is the belief of Penang-born artist Eston Tan who has stuck to the theme in his latest paintings. He came from humble beginnings but gained international recognition after his works were selected by Christie’s Hong Kong for upcoming auctions. His oil […]

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Hill peaks with more thrills

Hill peaks with more thrills

VISITORS to Penang Hill can enjoy shelter from the hot sun or rain, now that there is a retractable roof at the lower sta-tion. Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who launched the activation of the roof device, said it was part of a RM3.7mil upgrading project for the lower and upper stations. “The construction […]

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Old Shanghai theme for Penang mid-autumn fest which is set to draw 70,000

Old Shanghai theme for Penang mid-autumn fest which is set to draw 70,000

The second Mid-Autumn FestoRama @ The Pearl of the Orient 2013 event in Beach Street here on Sept 15 is set to take visitors down memory lane through its Old Shanghai theme. The event will showcase a variety of cultural activities between 3pm and 11pm. According to event organiser CreatiVision D.C. Sdn Bhd, a major […]

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