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Nation 22 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

Locals swarm Penang for a long weekend getaway

GEORGE TOWN: Looking for some downtime from the hustle and bustle of work and traffic jams, many locals swarmed Penang for a short getaway during the extra long weekend.

Nation 30 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Saving George Town’s charm

GEORGE TOWN: It has been 11 years since George Town was recognised as a Unesco World Heritage site. However, the city is now paying the price for its unique status.

Nation 13 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Sweet treats to honour Jade Emperor

GEORGE TOWN: The stretch of clan jetties along Weld Quay turned into a hive of festivity as thousands of Hokkien Taoists converged to pay homage to the Jade Emperor at Chew Jetty.

Nation 05 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Triplet families’ double joy

GEORGE TOWN: Conceived via “test tube”, two sets of triplets give their families much to celebrate every Chinese New Year.

Nation 24 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dropped for GE14, Ng still stands by DAP

GEORGE TOWN: Despite being dropped by DAP, incumbent Tanjong MP Ng Wei Aik said he would continue to stand in the front line and defend the party.

Nation 24 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Showers of blessing for grand do

GEORGE TOWN: For a while, rain threatened to disrupt the Jade Emperor’s birthday celebration of the Weld Quay Chew Jetty community here.

Nation 23 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hokkiens celebrate Jade Emperor’s birthday

GEORGE TOWN: Legend has it that Hokkiens held on to sugarcane stalks and prayed for their lives when facing extermination by the Mongols during China’s Song Dynasty between 960 and 1279.

Nation 18 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

A day of sight-seeing, fun and togetherness

GEORGE TOWN: The island was all hustle and bustle as locals and visitors flocked to tourist hotspots on the first day of Chinese New Year.

Nation 21 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Unesco listing both a boon and bane for George Town

ARRIVING by land and sea, thousands of tourists flock to Penang’s century-old clan jetties every day. These were once a collection of ramshackle huts on stilts – the oldest examples of Chinese settlements in Malaysia – on the verge of being demolished by property developers. But they are now filled with colourful homes peddling souvenirs, snacks and lodgings to the cultural traveller.