Crystal Chiam Shiying

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18 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Car bursts into flames after hitting road barrier

NIBONG TEBAL: A car was totally wrecked while another half-burnt following an accident involving three cars on the North-South Expressway during the balik kampung rush on Saturday.

Helping hands: PLUS personnel and passing motorists working together to free the driver of the overturned car on the Penang Bridge.
18 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Coming together for World Cup

EVERY four years when the FIFA World Cup comes around, engineers Andrew Wong and Steven Lim will be sure to meet to watch the matches together.

(Top) Football fans cheering during the live screening of the World Cup opening match  at Gudang Lebuh Cecil in George Town. (Bottom pic, from left) Eve Loh, 24, Zoey Oon, 24, Juliana Lee, 22, and Juliet Tang, 23, posing with a replica of the FIFA World Cup trophy during the live screening. — Photos: LIM BENG TATT/The Star
18 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Fostering racial and religious ties

A CHINESE group received the thumbs up when they took the initiative to distribute free food to the Muslim community in front of the oldest mosque in Penang.

(From second right)  Dr Soon, Syerleena and volunteers distributing free food to   passers-by and mosque-goers in front of the Acheen Street Mosque in George Town, Penang. — Photos: LIM BENG TATT/The Star
16 Jun 2018 | 11:15 AM

Trio hurt in four-vehicle collision near Penang Bridge

GEORGE TOWN: Three people were hurt in an accident involving two motorcycles and two cars at the entrance to Penang Bridge on the night of Hari Raya.

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15 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

First aiders on standby during holiday

THE Community Emergency Rescue Team (CERT) George Town is on standby from 6pm to 6am daily during the Hari Raya season.

^ CERT George Town first aiders checking their emergency medical equipment at their temporary base in Cecil Street. — Photos: LIM BENG TATT/The Star
15 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

NGOs pleased with council’s explanation over felling of trees

GEORGE TOWN: A meeting between various NGOs and the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) over the cutting down of 21 trees in Tanjung Bungah has eased anger among the former who had opposed the move.

Clearing the air: Yew (third right) posing for a photo with fellow council staff members and representatives from the NGOs after the meeting.
14 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Raya excitement in the air

WITH Hari Raya just around the corner, shoppers in Penang are flocking to malls and markets to buy essential items for the celebration.

Zuhhana and her grandson checking out Raya festive lighting at Mydin Wholesale Hypermarket in Penang Road — ASRI ABDUL GHANI/The Star
11 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

Tanjung Bungah residents furious that five shady trees disappeared overnight

RESIDENTS of Tanjung Bungah are furious about the cutting down of five large trees that once shaded the parking lot of their market.

Residents are mad that these 30 to 50 year-old trees that once shaded the Tanjung Bungah market parking lot have been chopped down.
10 Jun 2018 | 3:23 PM

Tanjong Bunga residents question move to chop down trees near market

GEORGE TOWN: Residents of Tanjong Bunga were unhappy after learning that five old trees near the market were chopped down.

10 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

PKR man: The Jho Low I know

GEORGE TOWN: Despite being Malaysia’s most wanted man now, Jho Low was a humble and nice bloke during his days in Penang, said a childhood friend of his.