Dominic Lim

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10 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Still a close-knit neighbourhood

UNBEKNOWNST to many, the Rifle Range flats in Penang has another side to it — one that is warm, vibrant and multi-racial.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Rifle Range flats in Penang. — Photos and video: ASRI ABDUL GHANI/The Star
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9 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

International Women’s Day in Penang marked with heartfelt expressions

THEY painted their faces, smiled and brandished stalks of flowers. It was a day to be proud if you’re a woman.

Ng (third left) with H’ng (in red T-shirt) and other party members giving out stalks of roses to women at Chowrasta Market, Penang, in conjunction with International Women’s Day.
8 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Home, home on the Rifle Range

GEORGE TOWN: If Phak Cheng Por were a man, you would say that “he’s been around”, maybe even with a nudge and a wink.

If walls  could talk: Construction of the Rifle Range flats began in 1968, and the units have provided affordable housing for Penang folk over the years.
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7 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Penang state to revive old garden

THE historical fountain garden next to the Town Hall in George Town, Penang will be restored to its original glory.

Think City executive director Hamdan Abdul Majeed (left) and Teng pointing out the Fountain Garden on the 1880s Kelly map in front of the Koh Seang Tat fountain at Lebuh Light, George Town.— Photos: ASRI ABDUL GHANI/The Star
23 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Uphill task in solving problem of faulty lifts at flats

RESIDENTS of 320 units at the Kedah Road flats, many of whom are handicapped and elderly, were forced to climb up and down the 22-storey building for four days until two of the four faulty lifts were fixed.

Chow (right) inspecting repair work on one of the lifts that has broken down at the flats.
22 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Deity predicts good economy in first trimester for Penang

THE resident deity of the almost two-century-old Snake Temple in Penang predicts that the economy of the state would be at its best from January to April.

Devotees paying homage to the resident deity Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong and catching a glimpse of the flames during the annual Snake Temple flame-watching ceremony in conjunction with the deity’s birthday. — Photos: LIM BENG TATT and CHAN BOON KAI/The Star
20 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Travel and food bloggers select top cafes for convenience of locals and tourists

WITH more than 100 cool cafes sprouting up, it can be hard for people to keep track of them.

(From left) Beyond Multimedia PLT creative director Jefrey Chiok, Lim, Ooi and marketing manager Tracy Khong browsing through the new brochure at the launching ceremony at the Saw Emporium along Gat Lebuh Macallum in George Town, Penang.
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
13 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

‘Fortune’ awaits CNY calligraphy contestants

WIN prizes just by ‘expressing your luck’ with Chinese calligraphy.

(From left) Wan Nur Izah, Komtar assemblyman Teh Lai Heng and Ang watching Venerable Chi Chern deftly preparing calligraphy art pieces at the Komtar Level Three concourse in George Town.
13 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

‘Woofalicious’ bites this Lunar New Year

CAFE owner Sherry Teoh’s outlet in Carnarvon Street is one busy place come Chinese New Year every year.

Dog-shaped cookies being decorated at the Pitt Street Cafe in Carnarvon Street, Penang.