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Lifestyle 29 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Colourful stories

HO Thean Fook#8217;s book on the legends and #8220;true stories#8221; of the historical mining town of Papan in Perak is expected to be on sale at bookstores by September.

Nation 05 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

North flood havoc

Incessant rain and strong winds which lashed Penang, Kedah and northern Perak in the past three days have caused widespread havoc on the island and the mainland, with one young life lost in the floodwaters.

Lifestyle 09 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Cultural crossover, an amalgam of the old and the new

Penang today is very much an amalgam of the old and the new - a bustling port, a heritage city and an industrial base. Its charm also lies in its diversity and the influences of its many cultures.

Nation 15 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Spiritual time in Malaysia

There is an air of spirituality over multi-racial and multi-religious Malaysia. Today, Muslims welcome their holy month - Ramadan - by starting a period of fasting and abstinence. Yesterday, Hindus and Taoist Chinese started celebrating I>Navarathri /I>(nine nights) and the Nine Emperor Gods Festival respectively which fall at the same time every year according to the lunar calendar. Meanwhile, the Catholics are well into observing the Rosary month that falls every October.

Letters 17 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Phuket goes vegetarian too


Nation 18 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Unique way to fulfil vows

A group of devotees enthralled the crowd who gathered here for the Nine Emperor Gods festival when they joined a procession with their cheeks pierced with a ladder, a 'money tree,' a pitchfork, a hoe and even a ceiling fan.

Nation 23 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Friends 'buka puasa'

Four friends took advantage of the rare confluence of religious festivities this month not only to do good deeds but also to foster a better understanding of Bangsa Malaysia.

Letters 29 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Penang’s future may be in its past

As authorities struggle to bring back the charm that made Penang famous as the 'Pearl of the Orient', NG SU-ANN and PRISCILLA DIELENBERG talk to people in the tourism industry in this second part of the story on the island's decline as a tourism draw.

Nation 18 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Procession of lanterns too exciting to resist for Sikh boy

With a paper lantern in his hand, eight-year-old Dalwinder Jit Singh was a picture of excitement at the mid-autumn procession at the Tanah Hitam new village near here.

Community 04 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Festive food stalls set up

B>PENANG: /B>Devotees flock to many makeshift vegetarian stalls lining the streets near temples here as they observe the Nine Emperor Gods Festival or Kew Ong Yeah that started yesterday.