Lo Tern Chern

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10 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Push to preserve ‘99-door mansion’

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Ravaged by time and its dark past, a century-old colonial mansion which the local folk here have named the “99-door mansion” is now a sorry sight.

Caledonia House: The mansion in Byram, once the home of a colonial rubber magnate, is in a sorry state after decades of neglect.
9 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

More CCTVs soon to capture facial features in high definition

WITH 767 CCTVs in place and about 150 more to come by year end, Penang island will soon be well equipped with more ‘eyes’ to monitor its people.

Comm Thaiveegan (left) and Yew showing the crime prevention flyers containing police contacts and information to be distributed to tourists.
9 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Call for EC to redraw boundaries

A REDELINEATION exercise for the Paya Terubong state constituency is crucial in coming years in order to serve the people and resolve local issues better, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.

(From right) Yeoh, Chow and Pengkalan Kota assemblyman Daniel Gooi performing the ribbon-cutting for the Paya Terubong service centre.
8 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

30 institutions to offer guidance at the Star Education Fair 2018

ATTRACTIVE promotions and scholarships await SPM and STPM school leavers at the Star Education Fair 2018 which will be held at the Setia SPICE Convention Centre in Penang on Dec 8 and 9.

The Star Education Fair 2018 exhibitors taking part in a balloting session at the Star Northern Hub in Penang.
8 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Facebook post inspires 100 volunteers to clean up bridge

RUBBISH accumulated for years along the 2.3km-long bridge connecting Pulau Bunting and Kampung Sungai Kering in Yan, Kedah, has finally been cleared, thanks to over 100 villagers.

A view of the bridge to Pulau Bunting.
7 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

No plastic at Penang airport

GEORGE TOWN: Business operators at the Penang International Airport (PIA) will stop giving out plastic straws and single-use plastic items following a collaboration with the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) to curb unnecessary plastic waste.

Say ‘no’: Yew (left) and Mohd Nadzim with a poster to curb plastic use at PIA.
3 Nov 2018 | 3:21 PM

Penangites see the funny side of ‘Deepevali’ on billboard greetings

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Spelling mistakes on three Festival of Lights greeting billboards in Machang Bubok, where the word Deepavali was spelt as "Deepevali", were quick to be spotted and rectified by the assemblyman who put them up.

3 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Youths pitch sustainable business models to tackle social issues

TWELVE teams have gone head-to-head to pitch their innovative approaches to help achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during the Youth Co:Lab Malaysia at @CAT Penang in George Town.

Chow (middle) with Priesner (with tie) and participants of the Youth Co:Lab Malaysia at CAT Penang in Gat Lebuh Cina, George Town.
2 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Exco members hopeful Penang will not be sidelined in Budget

GEORGE TOWN: It is the first time in a decade that the federal budget will be tabled with Penang not being an opposition state government.

30 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Toxic toll of illegal recycling

THEY called it an illegal recycling centre but it looked more like an abandoned dumpsite to me.

Executive councillor Phee Boon Poh showing the mess  at the illegal dumping ground near Jalan Jelawat  in Seberang Jaya.