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Metro News 23 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hokkiens prepare to celebrate Jade Emperor’s birthday with more pomp

LEGEND has it that once upon a time, a group of Hokkiens in China risked being hunted and killled by the Mongols during the Song Dynasty between 960 and 1279.

Nation 23 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hokkiens celebrate Jade Emperor’s birthday

GEORGE TOWN: Legend has it that Hokkiens held on to sugarcane stalks and prayed for their lives when facing extermination by the Mongols during China’s Song Dynasty between 960 and 1279.

Nation 18 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

A day of sight-seeing, fun and togetherness

GEORGE TOWN: The island was all hustle and bustle as locals and visitors flocked to tourist hotspots on the first day of Chinese New Year.

Metro News 06 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Illegal hawkers banned from jetty celebration

ILLEGAL hawkers are prohibited from operating along Weld Quay during the Chew Jetty Chinese New Year Cultural Performance on Feb 23 in Penang.

Nation 21 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Unesco listing both a boon and bane for George Town

ARRIVING by land and sea, thousands of tourists flock to Penang’s century-old clan jetties every day. These were once a collection of ramshackle huts on stilts – the oldest examples of Chinese settlements in Malaysia – on the verge of being demolished by property developers. But they are now filled with colourful homes peddling souvenirs, snacks and lodgings to the cultural traveller.

Metro News 27 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

Despite November floods, Penang still draws in tourists

THE sweltering heat proved no obstacle for holidaymakers as they flocked to George Town in Penang to discover the charms of the island on Christmas day.

Nation 27 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

Tourists take in the heat and attractions of Penang

GEORGE TOWN: The sweltering heat did not deter tourists and holidaymakers from flocking to Penang to discover the charms of the island on Christmas Day.

Metro News 19 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

Big holiday crowds converge on Penang

Out-of-town visitors took advantage of the Deepavali holiday to throng tourist spots in Penang.

Nation 22 Aug 2017 | 10:57 AM

Teng fires return salvo at Kit Siang over election dare

PETALING JAYA: Penang Gerakan chairman Teng Chang Yeow has returned fire to DAP's stalwart Lim Kit Siang in what appears to be another round of banter over facing off each other in the upcoming elections.

Community 17 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

Kin sought to claim bodies

PENANG police are looking for the next of kin of a 71-year-old man who was found dead in his rented room in Weld Quay.