Crystal Chiam

Recent and archived articles by Crystal Chiam

21 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Having a ball at World Cup finals

THE live screening of the final match of FIFA World Cup 2018 in Penang turned into a celebration for France supporters when the Les Bleus claimed World Cup for the first time after 20 years.

A group of French tourists celebrating France’s victory with a World Cup replica trophy after watching the finals via a giant screen at the Esplanade, Penang. Joining them are Air Itam assemblyman Joseph Ng (white T-shirt) and Soon (on Ng’s left). — Photos: GARY CHEN/The Star
16 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Football fans meet for grand finale

GEORGE TOWN: Football frenzy hits Penang as fans gathered with their family and friends for the grand finale of the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Football party: Die-hard footie fans watching the France-Croatia match at the Red Garden Food Paradise in George Town, Penang. — GARY CHEN/The Star
14 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Bridge over Penang City Park

GEORGE TOWN: The proposed 19.5km Pan-Island Link I (PIL I) from Gurney Drive to the airport will have tunnels wherever it crosses foothills.

Penang Bridge replica: The proposed structure spanning across Penang City Park.
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13 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

For the love of mini marvels

AN Air Force officer, who loves everything about aircraft, has expanded his enthusiasm by building aviation models.

A visitor checking out a variety of models and miniatures at the 3rd Malaysia Miniature Hobby Show 2018 and 2nd Miniature Competition. — Photos: ASRI ABDUL GHANI/The Star
8 Jul 2018 | 1:00 PM

Cops arrest six, seize RM15.3mil worth of drugs in raids in Penang and Kedah

GEORGE TOWN: Police have crippled a drug trafficking syndicate with the arrest of five men and a woman during four raids at several locations in Penang and Kedah.

5 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Charity food fair in support of hospice care

COME and patronise Penang Hospice Society’s Hospice Day 2018 charity food and fun fair this Sunday.

(From left) Ahmad Al-Farooqi, Dr Oo, Dr Sharom and other exco members showing the banner for the upcoming Hospice Day 2018 event after the press conference in Komtar, Penang.
4 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

39 World Cup bookies nabbed in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: In just the first two weeks of the FIFA World Cup 2018 and already 39 bookies have been arrested, including a woman.

This is how it’s done: Comm Thaiveegan showing a World Cup bookie’s list during the press conference at the Penang police headquarters.
3 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

New elected reps laid bare assets

BUTTERWORTH: All Pakatan Harapan first-time elected representatives have submitted their assets declaration to the state secretary office on June 30.

3 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Pupils pick up tips at UPSR workshop

SOME 120 pupils from various SJK(C) schools spent a fruitful day at The Star’s UPSR workshop for Years Five and Six pupils.

Pupils paying attention to one of the teachers who conducted the workshopat KDU Penang University College.
2 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

A long wait for sick Penangites

GEORGE TOWN: The upgrading works for 10 operation theatres in the Penang Hospital were supposed to be completed in February but work is still in progress.

Business as usual: Family members waiting outside the operation theatre at the ACC building in Penang.