Lo Tern Chern Pinang Points

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8 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Of CNY, ang pow and fireworks

Pinang points - By Lo Tern Chern THERE once lived a boy in Bukit Mertajam, when much of the area was covered in coconut trees and the tallest buildings were supermarkets.

Playing with fireworks always lights up a child’s 
celebration during Chinese New Year.
14 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

Will we be ready for the next flood?

Penangites now dread the sight of looming dark clouds after recent storm terror.

At the height of the floods, volunteers used polystyrene platforms like this one to deliver bread to flood victims stranded in their homes in Taman Sri Rambai, Bukit Mertajam.
3 Oct 2017 | 7:00 AM

Lawless roads partly because Malaysians hate to walk

Motorists have no qualms about breaking rules on roads near markets and other busy places, because they will try their best to walk as little as possible.

Traffic flow is clogged up as motorists ignore rules and park right in front of Apollo Market (on the right) in Jalan Raja Uda. One lane on the other side is also taken up by illegally parked cars.
4 Apr 2017 | 7:00 AM

The islet few Penangites know

Few people are aware of the rugged beauty of Pulau Kendi.

The western side of Pulau Kendi.  – Photos courtesy of Timothy Tye