M Sivanantha Sharma

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23 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Eggs aplenty for festive seasons

NIBONG TEBAL: All those pies, egg rolls, eggnog and whatnot you are planning to serve at Christmas or year-end parties?

No shortage: Sim checking on the supply of eggs at a poultry farm in Changkat, Nibong Tebal. — Bernama
21 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Contest to transform eyesore

A CASH prize of RM10,000 awaits the lucky winner of the design competition for the vacant dead space under the Butterworth Outer Ring Road (BORR) below the flyover about 250 metres from Penang Sentral.

Filepic showing the BORR flyover in front of Penang Sentral where homeless people used to spend their nights.
21 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Getting into the Christmas spirit

PRAI assemblyman and Penang Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy hosted an early Christmas open house in his constituency.

Carollers performing Christmas songs at the Christmas open house hosted by Dr Ramasamy at Saints Chastan and Imbert Catholic Church in Prai.
21 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Making Penang top choice of hawkers

THE Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) will spend RM506,000 to upgrade a food complex in Lebuh Tenggiri, Seberang Jaya, near Butterworth which is expected to be completed in nine month’s time.

(From right) MPSP officer Baderul Amin Abdul Hamid briefing Chow and Rozali on the project after the opening of the temporary stalls in Lebuh Tenggiri, Seberang Jaya.
20 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Spreading joy through festive surprises

SUNWAY Carnival Mall in Seberang Jaya, Penang, is decorated with a mock Christmas stocking mill called ‘Christmas Fun Factory’ for extra special holiday fun.

A group of dancers entertaining shoppers at the launch.
20 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Resource centre opens to promote recycling practice

RESIDENTS in Taman Tangling, Simpang Ampat, near Nibong Tebal can now send recyclable materials to their newly opened environment resource centre.

Rozali (in white songkok) and Goh pouring waste into the Economical Food Waste Composter after opening the environment resource centre in Taman Tangling, Simpang Ampat, near Nibong Tebal.
19 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Businessman inspired to help kids

A TOTAL of 201 poor pupils from 33 Chinese primary schools in Seberang Prai, Penang, received foodstuff, school bags, stationery items and cash, thanks to a newly set-up foundation.

Peh handing over cash to a pupil.
13 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

All smiles at direct-from-farm sale

IT was a win-win situation for both consumers and farmers at the direct-from-the-farm sale by Federal Agriculture Marketing Agency (Fama).

(From left) Ishak, Ahmad, Habibah and Dr Afif showing the produce sold at the ‘direct-from-the-farm’ sale.
8 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Food and entertainment draw crowds to Butterworth Fringe Festival

THE love for Penang food melded with arts, culture and heritage in Butterworth Fringe Festival (BFF) 2018, held for the fourth time.

Crowds enjoying the street food at the RM2 Mini Food Fest during the Butterworth Fringe Festival (BFF) 2018 at Jalan Jeti Lama in Butterworh, Penang. — Photos: ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star
6 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Bright future for solar firm awarded 21-year contract

PLB Green Solar Sdn Bhd, which is located in Ladang Byram near Nibong Tebal, Penang, has been awarded a contract together with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) for 21 years to be an independent renewable energy (IRE) manufacturer.

Chow and Syamshuar (right) viewing the solar panels after opening the solar farm at Ladang Byram in NibongTebal, Penang.