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Community 09 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Diverse delights

SIOME 150 tourists, students and travel industry personnel went on a heritage tour along Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling in Penang in conjunction with World Tourism Day.

Community 07 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Knowledgeable tourist guides needed

AN increase in tourist traffic is expected over the next few years as a result of the city's recent listing as a Unesco World Heritage Site, according to Penang Tourism Development, Culture, Arts and Heritage Committee chairman Danny Law Heng Kiang.

Community 20 Sep 2008 | 12:00 AM

Beautiful Penang through the lens

THOUSANDS pass by this place daily at Victoria Street, Penang, but how many actually stop to ponder on its beauty? One man, Sam Lim, stopped and took a photograph of this historic building and the picture made him RM3,000 richer.

Letters 31 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

Man of science and spirituality

India's former president and Dr APJ Abdul Kalam is an inspirational icon, visionary and mentor to millions of the country's youth. True to his reputation, the rocket scientist is also very much down to earth.

Nation 30 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

Abdul Kalam walks down Street of Harmony

It was a memorable National Day eve for the Indian community in Penang as they welcomed the former president of India Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen (APJ) Abdul Kalam on a walk down Jalan Mesjid Kapitan Keling.

Community 12 Aug 2008 | 12:00 AM

S’pore firms keen on restoration

Several Singaporean companies have expressed interest in the restoration of the Khoo Kongsi's 14 pre-war houses in Can-non Square, Penang.

Community 30 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Move to revive heritage houses’ past glory

KHOO Kongsi is seeking investors to restore 14 double-storey pre-war shophouses located on both sides of the heritage enclave's entrance to further enliven the historic site.

Community 25 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Ready to mark Unesco honour

Penang Teochew Association conservation consultant Lim Gaik Siang said the association at Chulia Street was putting up a Teochew puppet show and drama for the celebration.

Community 25 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Drama to kick off heritage fest

THE three-day celebration of George Town#146;s listing as a Unesco World Heritage Site starts today with a video and drama presentation by Anak-Anak Kota at the Town Hall, Esplanade, at 8am.

Community 19 Jul 2008 | 12:00 AM

Converging on Unesco heritage site

SOME of Penang's best-known musical talents will be cele-brating George Town's suc-cessful Unesco world heritage site listing on July 26 at the Esplanade.