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Public Complaints

Ticket price at Fort Cornwallis is too steep

Ticket price at Fort Cornwallis is too steep

A complaint was lodged with Penang Chief Minister about ticket pricing at Fort Cornwallis by PulauPinang.com. Dear YB Lim, According to this foreign professional traveler, the price of ticket of RM20 at Fort Cornwallis is expensive. I have the same opinion with him because there are no interesting things to see and do inside the […]

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Murals vandalised with Bersih symbols by the political thugs

Murals vandalised with Bersih symbols by the political thugs

Our proposals to preserve and protect the murals from the weather and vandalism. Short-term measures > Cover the painting with a non-reflective, anti-UV coating and tempered glass. > Install surveillance camera in the locations of iconic murals. Long-term measures > Reprint the murals on the ceramic with Japanese printing technology which can last for 100 […]

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CF deadline for hill railway

CF deadline for hill railway

The deadline is ticking away for the Penang Hill Corporation (PHC) to fulfil certain safety standards for its funicular train service. The Department of Safety and Health (DOSH) told the corporation it had until Tuesday to get a full certificate of fitness (CF) for the service, according to its Penang director Mohd Anuar Embi. He […]

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MPPP covers up hole highlighted by Zacharevic

MPPP covers up hole highlighted by Zacharevic

The hole decorated with a golden frame by well-known Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic near the junctions of Jalan Nagore and Jalan Hutton, in George Town, Penang, has been covered up. However, the frame remains untouched. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the square hole did not belong to the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) but […]

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A lesser swampland

A lesser swampland

A DETAILED investigation will be conducted into the clearing of part of a mangrove swamp in Kuala Jalan Bharu, Balik Pulau, believed to be for the extension of a shrimp-breeding project. State assembly speaker Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain said the investigation would be carried out by six government agencies and departments immediately. He said it […]

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Sea change for Batu Ferringhi

Sea change for Batu Ferringhi

THE Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) has pledged to restore Batu Ferringhi’s status as one of the country’s premier tourist spots by improving the sea’s water quality. State Local Government and Traffic Management Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the council would get a consultant to look into ways to clean up the coastal waters for […]

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Revive Campbell Street

Revive Campbell Street

By Lee Keng Fatt ASK any Singaporeans, or for that matter, Malaysians, and they can readily attest that Jonker Street is truly alive. It is one of the most visited places in Malacca. Thousands of visitors from all over converge to this lively street famous for its culture and heritage every week. Jonker Street’s charm […]

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Penang Hill railway service could be better

Penang Hill railway service could be better

I AM deeply impressed by the funicular train service to Bukit Bendara. The non-stop smoother and faster train ride now takes less than 10 minutes. The two air-conditioned modern coaches with glass roof provide visitors better viewing of the surrounding scenery. Thanks to the Federal Government for providing RM70mil to upgrade the railway. It is […]

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Guarding our reputation as food haven

Guarding our reputation as food haven

By Phuah Ken Lin PENANG is an undisputed food haven with a myriad of local delicacies in every nook and corner, especially in George Town. However, the influx of immigrants working as cooks have created doubts over our gastronomic reputation. Many Malaysians who have held Penang as the top foodies’ destination in the region, not […]

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Alone in the dark tower of Komtar

Alone in the dark tower of Komtar

By Predeep Nambiar MENTION Penang and images that spring to mind are swaying palms, beautiful beaches, the landmark bridge, ferries, culinary delights and the 65-storey Komtar Tower, of course. Conquering George Town’s skyline at a height of 232m, Komtar was the tallest, most majestic skyscraper in the region at the time. And once upon a […]

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