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Community 09 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

More hawkers going green

ALMOST 80% of the 22 vegetarian food corners in Seberang Prai that have been set up in conjunction with the Nine Emperor Gods festival are using non-polystyrene food packaging.

Nation 08 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Things looking up again

The MCA central delegates will get a clearer picture of their role in the party's do-or-die battle in the upcoming general election as they convene at Wisma MCA here this Sunday.

Community 08 Oct 2010 | 12:00 AM

Festival going green

MANY traders on Penang island who are selling vegetarian food in conjunction with the Nine Emperor Gods festival beginning today are doing their best to help the environment this year.

Community 23 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

The lure of lanterns

THROUGHOUT the ages, lanterns have fascinated both children and adults alike. Despite modern day technology, the appeal of these simple illuminating devices still burns as brightly as the light within.

Community 09 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Better public transportation in Kuantan

KUANTAN: The public transportation system in Kuantan will get a much needed lift from the Federal Government's RM50mil allocation.

Community 03 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

Vessels of hope

JUST as about 1,000 devotees were preparing to leave the Wat Chaiya Mangalaram (Reclining Buddha Temple) on Burma Lane, Penang, to cast away their i>krathong/i>, it started to rain.

Community 28 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Vegetarian fest finale

ONE by one, the boat-shaped floats in the sea off Weld Quay in Penang were set alight against the dark sky as devotees clasped their hands in prayer.

Community 27 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Blood bank facing short supply

THE blood bank of Hospital Raja Permaisuri Banun in Ipoh is running low.

Community 23 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Crowd-pulling tortoise buns

THE Nine Emperor Gods Festival is not only a time for prayers at the Sam Wong Kong in Batu Gajah, Perak, but also when devotees get to taste the town's famous tortoise-shaped buns.

Community 20 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Veggie diet made easy

CHINESE Taoists observing a vegetarian diet for the Kew Ong Yeah or Nine Emperor Gods festival in Penang need not worry about going hungry - numerous stalls have been set up all over the state to cater to the devotees.