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Community 03 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM

Penang hotels expecting higher demand for rooms

Hotels in Penang are expecting to report record-breaking numbers for last year, as the hotel occupancy rate for 2013 is expected to hit close to 70%, the highest in the past five years, paving the way for a strong Visit Malaysia Year 2014.

Community 10 Mar 2014 | 12:00 AM

Penang Panthers drop precious home points

A GALLANT fight back was still not good enough to help the young Penang Panthers in their on-going challenge in the President Cup.

Nation 22 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

Groups oppose plans for Penang Hill

GEORGE TOWN: Several groups have voiced their opposition to the state government’s plans for hotels on Penang Hill despite a claim from the Chief Minister’s Office that there are no concrete proposals yet.

Nation 14 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Penang Forum wants eco-review of PIL 1

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Forum, a loose coalition of about 40 NGOs, is calling for an independent panel to do a scientific review on the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) of the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1).

Nation 03 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Enthusiastic crowd wakes up early to take part in Penang Starwalk

GEORGE TOWN: Rise and shine, and walk! For the 20,000 people who took part in Penang Starwalk 2018, which is into its 41st year, there was also the chance to take in the scenic views of Gurney Drive and Straits Quay during the event.

Nation 21 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

Kedah, Penang and Perak set to make waves on water security

GEORGE TOWN: Now that “everyone’s on the same side”, Kedah, Penang and Perak are set to make waves on water security in the northern region.

Nation 06 May 2018 | 12:00 AM

Barisan in sync with 70% of Penang Forum Agenda

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Barisan Nasional is on the same page with Penang Forum Agenda 2018 on the topics of land reclamation, density and open space.

Nation 27 Nov 2017 | 4:46 AM

Aliran questions state government over Penang Botanical Gardens enactment

GEORGE TOWN: Aliran has questioned the Penang government over whether the public would be charged a fee to visit the Penang Botanical Gardens, and also whether land would be sold off following the corporatisation of the gardens.

Nation 02 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM

It’s raining tourists in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: Visitors have been thronging their favourite Penang attractions, thanks to the long weekend.

Nation 24 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

Penang ranks second in influx of new residents

GEORGE TOWN: For every 42 residents that left Penang between 2015 and 2016, 58 Malaysians from other states moved in.