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Community 11 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM

Stalls to raise prices but they are still the cheapest

A CHICKEN rice seller and a wantan mee hawker known for selling their dishes at one of the lowest prices on Penang island are planning to hike up their prices by 30 sen after Chinese New Year.

Community 09 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM

Mesmerising photo earns student a Chiang Mai holiday

TAN Wei Liang could not believe his ears when he heard that he had won the ‘myPenang|Unforgettable’ Photography Contest organised by Penang Global Tourism (PGT).

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.

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 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.

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.