Ooi Joon Hang

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16 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Penang pays high price in storm havoc

GEORGE TOWN: Many Malaysians had a small taste of how ravaging a tropical storm can be when the tailwind of Typhoon Doksuri, now lashing Vietnam, swept across the north of the peninsula.

Getting creative: Teachers and schoolchildren in George Town using chairs to navigate the floodwaters. — Photo taken from social media
16 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

MBPP to add two more kiosks for easy 24h bill payment

The newly renovated Penang Island City Council (MBPP) one-stop payment centre at the Esplanade in George Town, will soon have two additional 24-hour kiosks.

Hithayathulla (left) using the 24-hour kiosk at the Penang Island City Council’s one-stop payment centre at the Esplanade.
14 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Three fire outbreaks in one day

GEORGE TOWN: It was another “fiery” day in Penang when fire broke out at three different places.

) Firemen putting out the fire at the two units of the electrical service shop in Cintra Street. — LIM BENG TATT/The Star
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12 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

46 and still in prime shape

BEING 46 years old puts The Star in a prime position.

Liong (red dress) posing with the 25-year and 15-year service award recipients during The Star’s 46th anniversary celebration at the Star Northern Hub. — Photo: CHARLES MARIASOOSAY/The Star
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6 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Residents divided over coastal route

PENANGITES along the island’s north coast seem divided over the North Coastal Paired Road (NCPR) project.

Heavy holiday traffic in Jalan Batu Ferringhi near the police station last weekend.
6 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Blind student closer to dream now

LIFE has been really tough for blind student A. Mahavithia.

The latest USM batch taking their oath.
4 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

What lies beneath jetties

EVERY toilet in the clan jetties of Weld Quay, Penang, has been using the same system since the jetties sprung up in the early 1900s.

When you flush the toilets on the clan jetties, the waste goes straight into the sea to be washed away by low tide.
30 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Making a splash at N-Day events

FISHERMAN Aziz Buyok has never failed to decorate his fishing boat with the Jalur Gemilang on each National Day to show his love for the country.

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