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Letters 14 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Need to control the release of 'Kong Ming' lanterns

From SEAGULL, Penang

Nation 30 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tax exemption worth RM60m

FOR the past three years, various organisations have enjoyed over RM60mil in tax exemption, Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chan Kong Choy said in I>Nanyang Siang Pau/I>.

Lifestyle 04 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Going on 40

A WEEK has passed since my great-aunt arrived in Penang for a month-long holiday. And what a week it#8217;s been. This spry octogenarian from wet and windy Scotland has made herself right at home in her tropical surroundings and continues to amaze me with her I>joie de vivre. /I>

Education 02 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Many gems in Pearl of the Orient

If you have yet to explore the 'Pearl of the Orient', be sure to do it this holiday. And if you live in Penang and think you have seen all there is to see, we have things for you as well. In a nutshell, Penang is an amalgam of the old and new - alongside monuments from its historical past are skyscrapers that reflect the rapid development that has taken place over the last 10 to 15 years on the island.

Education 02 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

A surprising lot to see

IF you have never visited Perak, you will be surprised that there's a lot to see and do there. This holiday, why not take a bus or train ride to Ipoh and explore the state capital, which has many memorials and structures that hark back to pre-war Malaya.

Letters 04 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Many things we can do to smoothen traffic flow

From C.S. Tham, Penang.

Lifestyle 24 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Unwanted guests

MARY SCHNEIDER, no stranger to playing host and tourist guide, decides that she might not want to play the role anymore. She gets into another situation where she must decide to accept the request of playing host to an acquaintance, or simply say no.

Letters 28 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

It's time to repackage Penang

The Pearl of the Orient seems to be losing its lustre as tourists avoid it in favour of other destinations. In the first of a two-part series, NG SU-ANN and PRISCILLA DIELENBERG look at the issues involved in the decline of tourism in Penang.

Nation 03 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Temple set to become a ‘fairyland of lights’

The 115-year-old Kek Lok Si Temple in Air Itam is set to become a 'fairyland of lights' from tomorrow in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Nation 08 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Temple’s second lift ready for operation

The second 'inclined lift' at the 115-year-old Kek Lok Si Temple is now ready to serve as a standby facility in case the existing one breaks down.