StarMetro North now more visible online

Better presence: A screenshot of the improved look of StarMetro North in The Star Online.

YOUR favourite section, StarMetro North edition in The Star Online has a more visible presence online now.

From today, the StarMetro online edition is listed under four sub-categories - Community, Focus, Eat & Drink and Scoreboard.

It can be accessed from

For example, if you are looking for community stories from the northern region, click on ‘community’ category and under the filter’s drop down menu (all), scroll for the region to view the articles.

The principle works for the three other sub-categories when searching for northern articles.

The Metro Online will also feature central, northern, southern and eastern regions as well as Perak and Sarawak more prominently now.

The Star head of products (digital) Serm Teck Choon said community news was important to The Star readers.

“We decided to enhance StarMetro’s online presence because more than 50% of The Star Online readers are from the central region as well as Penang and Johor.

“In order to serve our users better, we want to present StarMetro in a more prominent way by making it a main channel online.

“This will give our readers easy access to find community news online based on StarMetro’s regional editions,” he said.

The section was previously a sub-channel (under ‘Community’) but has been upgraded to a main channel online, similar to news, business and sports.

“Users can now view Metro on the main navigation menu,” added Serm.

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