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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 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 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.

Community 17 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

We want substance, not stunts

THE month of May will be remembered for two things — the Bukit Gelugor by-election and the state assembly sitting. Nothing unusual in so far as events go, you might think. Instead, the brouhaha from some people left a bad taste in the mouth of others.

Community 14 Oct 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

A market for us to cherish

I NORMALLY work weekends, so I don’t get to roam around town much at this time. But whenever I’m off duty, I love to browse around the stalls at the Little Penang Street Market in Upper Penang Road.

Community 06 Jan 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Resolve to set easier goals

BELIEVE me, I have tried. But with only discouraging results to show time after time, I stopped making New Year resolutions some time ago.

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 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.