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Nation 28 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Property damage in Kuala Muda worse than Penang

The tidal waves have destroyed more properties in Kuala Muda, Kedah although more lives are lost in Penang, according to the Fire and Rescue Department.

Nation 28 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Disaster shows power of nature

For many Penangites, who work in high-rise buildings, the 'dizzy spell' after each tremor, has always been a laughing matter. But on Sunday, it was not just another tremor but a fatal disaster. Penangites and holiday makers, who were at the coastal areas, saw a killer tidal wave, writes WONG CHUN WAI.

Nation 28 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Floating mattress saves 20-day-old baby from drowning

While thousands of people lost their lives when a tsunami hit the region, a 20-day-old baby survived, thanks to a floating mattress.

Nation 27 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Victims caught by surprise

A family picnic turned tragic for Rosita Wan who watched in horror as high tide swept away her five-year-old son, who was swimming at the Pantai Pasir Panjang in Pulau Betong.

Nation 27 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Anxiety and tears at Penang mortuary

It was a heartrending scene at the Penang Hospital mortuary as frantic family members surged towards police trucks bringing in victims of the tidal waves yesterday.

Letters 29 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Penang’s future may be in its past

As authorities struggle to bring back the charm that made Penang famous as the 'Pearl of the Orient', NG SU-ANN and PRISCILLA DIELENBERG talk to people in the tourism industry in this second part of the story on the island's decline as a tourism draw.

Lifestyle 03 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Lifestyle to drive for

To give the media a feel of its latest model, the S40 2.4i, and a taste of the kind of lifestyle its owner is likely to enjoy, Volvo Car Malaysia took 25 journalists from Kuala Lumpur to Penang last week on 'The Volvo S40 Experience'. TAN GIM EAN, born and bred in Penang, plays tourist for a change and savours three days of cuisine, culture, history, architecture, music, song and dance.

Nation 29 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Over RM295,000 in donations and pledges received for Darfur fund

A total of RM295,899 in cash, cheques and pledges has rolled in for the Save the Darfur Children's Fund, launched a week ago.

Nation 20 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Koh: Lack of funds for upkeep

The lack of funds has hampered plans to refurbish the eight government bungalows on Penang Hill.

Nation 08 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Funicular train service resumes

The Penang Hill funicular train service has resumed after being closed for eight months when a clamp holding a 2km cable gave way during upgrading works last December.