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Nation 01 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Mum’s her beacon to success

GEORGE TOWN: A mother’s love and sacrifice for her partially blind daughter was handsomely rewarded when the student scored 2As and 2A- in her STPM.

Nation 06 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Devotees pack jetty to observe Heavenly God’s birthday

GEORGE TOWN: Devotees arrived in droves at the more than a century-old Chew Jetty in Weld Quay with offerings to celebrate the Jade Emperor’s birthday.

Nation 05 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Grand homage to Jade Emperor God

GEORGE TOWN: Devotees arrived in droves at the Chew Jetty in Weld Quay with ample offerings to celebrate Thnee Kong Seh (Jade Emperor God’s birthday which falls on the ninth day of Chinese New Year.

Nation 04 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Hokkiens hustle to celebrate Jade Emperor’s birthday

GEORGE TOWN: The Hokkien community is making a beeline for stalls selling food offerings and prayer paraphernalia as it prepares to celebrate the birthday of the Jade Emperor, or Thnee Kong Seh, on the ninth day of Chinese New Year.

Nation 13 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Penang gets huge influx of tourists over long weekend

GEORGE TOWN: Throngs of local tourists are packing popular destinations on Penang island as things get into full swing during the school holidays.

Nation 17 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Fishermen taking big risk by going out to sea during the high tide

BUTTERWORTH: Fishermen in Penang are still going out to sea during the high tide phenomenon.

Nation 04 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Penang heritage community unhappy with outsiders invading their privacy

GEORGE TOWN: Ah, the price of fame. Resi­dents of the Chew Jetty, well-known as one of Penang’s living heritage communities, have to put up with tourists peeking into their homes, taking pictures, early in the morning and even at night.

Nation 15 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM

Teng raises doubt over planning permit reason

GEORGE TOWN: It would have been impossible for the historical buildings at Runnymede to be legally demolished using permits that were first approved 17 years ago under the previous government, said Penang Barisan chairman Teng Chang Yeow.

Nation 09 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM

Chew jetty residents take on the ‘tokong’

SOME Penangites are an enterprising lot and are quick to cash in on any frenzy.

Nation 03 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM

Chew Jetty residents against festive plans

GEORGE TOWN: Residents in Chew Jetty are crying foul over the state government’s plan to hold a Cultural and Heritage Festival on the eighth day of the Chinese New Year, which clashes with their annual Thni Kong Seh (Jade Emperor’s Birthday) celebration.