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Community 13 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Fire hydrants for jetty folk

B>R/B>ESIDENTS at the six clan jetties in Weld Quay, Penang, can now heave a sigh of relief that fire hydrants have finally been installed near their wooden homes.

Community 08 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Hokkiens observe deity’s birthday

B>W/B>ITH the aroma of incense creating a spiritual atmosphere, the 101-year-old Thnee Kong Thnua or Jade Emperor Pavilion in Air Itam, Penang, was packed with ardent devotees to celebrate the Emperor's birthday.

Community 06 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Hokkiens honour Jade Emperor

B>I/B>t was nearing midnight yet a huge crowd still gathered outside the Chew Jetty in Weld Quay, Penang, last night.

Community 07 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Why surnames dominate

B>P/B>IONEER Chinese immigrants who shared common historical, geographical and lineage origins created the Weld Quay waterfront settlement in Penang more than a century ago.

Community 07 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Lure of Penang’s homes on stilts

THOSE taking the ferry from Butterworth to Pe-nang island will not miss the clusters of jetties along the foreshore of the island.

Nation 17 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Boat procession marks birthday of Sea Goddess Mazu

Spirited drum beats, cymbals and firecrackers filled the air as about 60 fishing boats accompanied a leading vessel bearing a statue of the Sea Goddess Mazu to commemorate her 1,044th birthday on Sunday.