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Nation 08 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM

Singaporeans and HK folk rush in for huge grouper in noodle soup

GEORGE TOWN: A Hong Kong businessman flew to Penang when told that the massive 200kg grouper caught near here would be served as noodle soup.

Nation 07 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM

Cecil Street market sets another record

GEORGE TOWN: Fishermen at the Cecil Street market in Penang have set another record, this time netting a 200kg fish measuring 2.4m long.

Nation 25 May 2013 | 12:00 AM

Painting of merry old couple covered up to prevent accident at Chew Jetty

GEORGE TOWN: An artist who painted a mural of a merry old couple on the wooden exterior wall of a house in Chew Jetty here has whitewashed it, ironically because of its popularity.

Nation 24 May 2013 | 12:58 PM

Mural proves so popular, owner forced to whitewash it

GEORGE TOWN: An artist who painted a mural of a merry old couple on the wooden exterior wall of a house in Chew Jetty here has now covered it in white paint and obscuring it completely, ironically because of its popularity.

Community 12 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

New artist on the block

WHILE the famous mural painting by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic at Chew Jetty has almost disappeared due to exposure, another eye-catching mural art has become the latest attraction at the settlement in Penang.

Nation 12 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

Artist depicts daily lifestyle of Chew Jetty residents in murals

GEORGE TOWN: While the famous murals by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic in Chew Jetty have corroded due to wear and tear, another eye-catching slice-of-life painting has become the latest attraction in the settlement.

Community 27 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

The heart of the city

MALAYS refer to George Town as Tanjong (cape). This is how the parliamentary constituency obtained its name.

Community 23 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Weld Quay retains its heritage with nearby clan jetties and pre-war buildings

I CRINGE every time I hear our television news reader or radio announcer pronounce Weld Quay as Weld Koay. And I wonder whether English is still being properly taught in schools or if the teachers themselves need to go back to school again.

Community 23 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

Weld Quay retains its heritage with nearby clan jetties and pre-war buildings

I CRINGE every time I hear our television news reader or radio announcer pronounce Weld Quay as Weld Koay. And I wonder whether English is still being properly taught in schools or if the teachers themselves need to go back to school again.

Community 19 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

New Year begins for Hokkiens

BRIGHT sunshine tore through the morning sky — much to the delight of the Hokkien community in Penang after a heavy downpour that had caused a delay to the start of the Thnee Kong Seh (Jade Emperor God’s birthday) celebrations the night before.