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Views 10 Mar 2015 | 12:00 AM

Go green to reduce city’s temperature

WE ALL have probably heard the familiar lament among older urbanites that today’s generation has been spoiled by modern comforts and technologies.

Focus 10 Mar 2015 | 12:00 AM

Rise up to the challenge Improve to turn balloon event into major tourism draw

THE recent inaugural Penang Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2015 was a sensational affair – not just because of the huge crowd that turned up over the two days but also the unfounded rumours on social media.

Views 10 Mar 2015 | 12:00 AM

What makes a liveable city

IMAGINE leaving the house at 6.30am every morning so that you can get to work on time and leaving the office at 7pm just to avoid the jam. It is not unusual now for commuters to spend two to three hours just travelling to work.

Community 11 Mar 2015 | 12:00 AM

Barisan’s friends or foes?

LAST week I wrote about Tan Sri Adenan Satem becoming the kind of chief minister no one saw coming.

Focus 13 Mar 2015 | 12:00 AM

Introducing the other PA

IT’S hard to get a good maid.

Community 13 Mar 2015 | 12:00 AM

Shareholders’ greed

I RECEIVED several interesting responses to my column last week. I had written on the need to increase wages to boost the economy and I mentioned that there are studies showing that for every ringgit earned in Malaysia employees get 28 sen, the company 67 sen and the government 5 sen (through tax).

On Your Side 13 Mar 2015 | 12:00 AM

Watch this parking space

We need a drastic increase in the number of parking lots in the city, which is a major concern for motorists.

Community 14 Mar 2015 | 12:00 AM

Students need more time

DECLINING English results in schools continues to be a topic of public interest, particularly as it will become a must-pass subject in SPM next year.

Metro Biz 16 Mar 2015 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian-born author finds success in Australia

IN A moment of epiphany, Jasemin Sibo put on paper her Dear-Diary moments about past relationships that hadn’t worked out. It was 10 years later that this diary became Epiphany, an international novel, written by Ipoh-born Sibo.

Metro Biz 17 Mar 2015 | 12:00 AM

Learning from Chile

Many countries aspire to create the next Silicon Valley, and for someone who comes from that ecosystem, I’m well aware that it’s almost impossible to replicate, nor are we attempting to.