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Community 03 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

It doesn’t add up to kindness

BEGGARS seeking alms on the streets of George Town is a common sight. Come a festive season, their numbers will grow as they capitalise on the public’s generosity.

Community 24 Sep 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

App-solutely quick and easy

THE next time you want to highlight your problems to the local authorities, you should first download the locally designed #BetterPenang App on your smartphone.

Community 15 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Still many fans of the big screen

I REMEMBER Penang having quite a number of cinemas or theatres as they were commonly known then.

Community 29 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

'Don't turn a blind eye to our plight'

THE next time you converse with a blind person, notice how forceful his or her voice becomes when trying to stress a point. The pitch goes up a notch.

Community 05 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Will the real doctor please stand up?

SEVERAL years ago, I met a Penang businessman who had a ‘Dr’ title to his name. When I asked him in English about his field of study, he hesitated.

Community 12 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Motorists, mind your manners

WE will all agree that driving in Penang can indeed be safer and more pleasant if motorists show some road ethics.

Community 03 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Old and alone with no one to turn to

I WAS driving through one of the narrow inner city roads of George Town when I saw a crowd gathering on the pavement. Out of curiosity, I stopped to check out the scene.

Community 17 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Let's salute our unsung heroes

I WAS driving home from work recently when a public service announcement promoting goodwill and kindness came over the radio.

Community 31 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Confused over council's green effort

THE Seberang Prai Municipal Council recently set about to clear ‘illegal’ garbage sites and have them converted into green spots.

Community 07 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Making it safe for tourists

RECENTLY, I was driving along Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling towards Lebuh Acheh for an appointment in Penang. As I passed the Lebuh Armenian junction, I noticed some tourists on a trishaw admiring the intricate architecture of the Yap Temple and the Hock Teck Cheng Sin Temple.