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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.

Nation 18 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Devotees brave downpour to pay homage to Jade Emperor

GEORGE TOWN: A downpour which lasted for more than two hours did not dampen the spirit of Hokkien devotees who turned up at the Chew Jetty in Weld Quay to celebrate the Thni Kong Seh (Jade Emperor God’s birthday).

Community 30 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Traders cash in on murals

FANS of the annual George Town Festival (GTF) in Penang will be able to take home funky quality souvenirs soon.

Community 14 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Volunteer group fights to preserve old world charm of Klang Valley

AS THE ever increasing number of skyscrapers thrust the old areas into their shadows, they have failed to dwarf the spirit of the affected communities.

Community 18 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Brisk business for eatery catering to hungry crowd

RESTAURANT owner S. Pasupathi, 41, was expecting to see some Starwalkers drop in but he never anticipated that his outlet would be fully packed from as early as 3am.

Community 31 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Proud of their rich heritage

THE Clan Jetties of Penang have always held a timeless allure.

Community 14 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Jetty folk may get RM12.6mil sewerage system

A SEWAGE system costing RM12.6mil is being proposed for the six clan jetties in Weld Quay, Penang.

Community 14 Jun 2012 | 12:00 AM

Faces of art on the wall

INTERNATIONAL artist Ernest Zacharevic is on course to complete his street art project Mirrors George Town for the George Town Festival 2012 after putting his finishing touches on his third mural.

Nation 01 Feb 2012 | 12:00 AM

Devotees paint roads red

GEORGE TOWN: Roads in many parts of the town here were littered with red paper from the firecrackers set off during the Jade Emperor God’s birthday or thnee kong seh.