Chong Kah Yuan

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16 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Temples get bigger donations this Thaipusam

GEORGE TOWN: The registered trustees of the Nattukottai Chettiar Temples received RM217,140.60 in donations during the recent Thaipusam which is higher than last year’s collections.

16 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

MCA members are family to widower

GEORGE TOWN: The Chinese New Year Eve reunion this year might have been different for widower Lim Swee Bok, but he was not lonely.

Through thick and thin: Tan (standing, second from right) serving food to Lim (seated on Tan’s left) during the reunion lunch as other Penang MCA leaders look on at the Gold Coast Restaurant in George Town.
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15 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Lovebirds celebrate their new life as husband and wife on Valentine’s Day

ON Valentine’s Day in 2007, Yeong Yee Shiuan agreed to be Khoo Sau Yong’s girlfriend when they were both 17.

Couples posing for a group photo on Valentine’s Day at the Che Hoon Khor Moral Uplifting Society in Jalan Macalister, Penang. — CHAN BOON KAI and GEORGE CHEAH/The Star
12 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Sticking to sweet tradition

WHEN she was only nine Ooi Kooi Shee already picked up the skill of making nian gao (thnee kuih in Hokkien or kuih bakul) from her mother.

Ooi (left) pouring the thnee kuih mixture into the mould which has been lined with banana leaves as Lien (right) and her boyfriend Presley Leu help her at her house in Bayan Lepas. — LIM BENG TATT/The Star
11 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

High demand for Prosperity

GEORGE TOWN: It takes more than just a beard and a costume to play the God of Prosperity, whose “appearance” is in demand at events during the days leading up to Chinese New Year.

Abundance for all: Two members of the Chao Yi Teochew Opera and Puppet Cultural Group assuming the role of the God of Prosperity.
10 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Lanterns bring on festive air in Penang

WITH the Chinese New Year celebration just around the corner, several streets in Penang are now aglow with dazzling red orbs to enhance the festive mood.

Red lanterns hung across Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling give the area a festive feeling. — Photos: CHIN CHENG YEANG/The Star
10 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Property developer helps flood-affected schools

YEAR Five pupil Daniel Soe eagerly leafed through the novel ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ at his school in SJK (C) Mak Mandin, Butterworth.

Yeo (second right) chatting with SJKC Mak Mandin pupils while presenting the books at the school library. With them are Beh (right) and school board chairman Eow Seik Fong (third right, white T-shirt).
8 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Baffled over CCTV project

A PENANG MCA leader has questioned the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) over its ‘costly’ installation of 216 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras around Penang island in 2016.

Chow (left) and Yew checking on the camera monitors at the CCTV Control Room in Komtar.
3 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Recycling rate still off the mark

A TOTAL of 421 strata housing schemes on Penang island have been inspected for waste segregation at source as of Jan 17, said state Local Government Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow.

Penang Island City Council secretary Addnan Mohd Razali (with tie) distributing goodie bags to schoolchildren during the launch at Komtar.
2 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Nepali recounts bitter experience after durian coffee

GEORGE TOWN: Nepalese Sapkota Mangal Prasad tried durian coffee for the first time and did not like the taste.

Feeling better: Huan (second from right) visiting security guards Bishnu (right) and Sapkota at Penang Hospital.
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