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Community 18 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Public safety of utmost importance to council

ABOUT 140 closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) have been installed on Penang island and they are linked to the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) control room and the northeast district police headquarters.

Community 07 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Making it safe for tourists

RECENTLY, I was driving along Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling towards Lebuh Acheh for an appointment in Penang. As I passed the Lebuh Armenian junction, I noticed some tourists on a trishaw admiring the intricate architecture of the Yap Temple and the Hock Teck Cheng Sin Temple.

Community 31 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Confused over council's green effort

THE Seberang Prai Municipal Council recently set about to clear ‘illegal’ garbage sites and have them converted into green spots.

Community 17 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Let's salute our unsung heroes

I WAS driving home from work recently when a public service announcement promoting goodwill and kindness came over the radio.

Community 03 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Old and alone with no one to turn to

I WAS driving through one of the narrow inner city roads of George Town when I saw a crowd gathering on the pavement. Out of curiosity, I stopped to check out the scene.

Community 12 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Motorists, mind your manners

WE will all agree that driving in Penang can indeed be safer and more pleasant if motorists show some road ethics.

Community 05 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Will the real doctor please stand up?

SEVERAL years ago, I met a Penang businessman who had a ‘Dr’ title to his name. When I asked him in English about his field of study, he hesitated.

Community 29 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

'Don't turn a blind eye to our plight'

THE next time you converse with a blind person, notice how forceful his or her voice becomes when trying to stress a point. The pitch goes up a notch.

Community 15 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Still many fans of the big screen

I REMEMBER Penang having quite a number of cinemas or theatres as they were commonly known then.

Community 24 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

App-solutely quick and easy

THE next time you want to highlight your problems to the local authorities, you should first download the locally designed #BetterPenang App on your smartphone.