Liew Jia Xian

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16 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Hindus wake up early for Ponggal

GEORGE TOWN: At sunrise, many Hindus gathered at the entrance of their homes with milk-filled earthen pots placed over a small wooden fire pit – to carry out a ritual to mark Ponggal, the Tamil harvest festival.

Harvest festival: A priest guiding a young boy as he puts sweetened rice into the milk pot at Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Hilltop Temple in George Town.
16 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Pl-artform for networking

AN ART exhibition featuring 150 artworks of local and international artists is being held at the Balik Pulau International Art Village in Penang until Jan 20.

(From right) Yew and Chow having a tour of the Art On Wildlife Conservation International Art Exchange at the Balik Pulau International Art Village.— Photos: ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star
16 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Real danger of fake news

THE Malaysian Government should come up with solutions to stop the spread of fake news, said Penang Chinese Town Hall (PCTH) chairman Datuk Khor Teng How.

Media members relaxing during the annual PCTH media night at Bayview Hotel Georgetown. — Photos: CHAN BOON KAI/The Star
15 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Duo gets abundance in wealth with pumpkin sales

GEORGE TOWN: Two brothers are expecting brisk business for their golden pumpkin and bottle gourd which are considered essential during Chinese New Year.

Coming to fruition: A visitor taking a photo of the pumpkins at the plantation in Bukit Paya Terubong.
14 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Penang MCA objects to water hike

PENANG MCA has handed Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow a letter objecting to the likely increase in water tariff rates.

(From left): Soon and Ooi handing the objection letter to a representative from the Chief Minister’s office at Komtar, Penang.
12 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Online bidding for fish

GEORGE TOWN: Buy freshly caught whoppers from the sea and have them delivered to your doorstep? Why not?

Catch of the day: Lee (left) auctioning off a 7.3kg mutton snapper through Facebook Live while Goay shows off the large premium catch at arena Curve, Penang.
10 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Healthy start to New Year

A LARGE crowd marked the New Year on a meaningful and healthy note by joining the seventh edition of City Walk 2019 in Penang.

9 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

One-of-a-kind stamps gallery

A STAMPS gallery, believed to be the first and only one in the world to feature a Buddhism-themed collection, has opened its doors since the New Year.

Leong (in blue) flipping through his book ‘Buddhist Heritage: A Journey Through Stamps’ together with (from left) Ooi, Gin Soon, Ang, Eng Hock and Yeoh at YBMM headquarters in Seang Teik Road. — Photos: LIM BENG TATT/The Star
5 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Ideal for special children

THE new school building for the Penang Welfare Association for Mentally Retarded Children is expected to be ready by August this year.

The new building for the Penang Welfare Association for Mentally Retarded Children school in Relau, Penang, is expected to be completed in August.
3 Jan 2019 | 2:54 PM

A depleted cyclone Pabuk expected to hit northern region

GEORGE TOWN: The tropical cyclone, Pabuk, is now lashing Thailand and Vietnam, with Malaysia largely spared except for its northern region which is expected to be hit by its tailwinds.