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Community 02 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

Sculptures attract shutterbugs to Penang Esplanade

THE United Buddy Bears exhibition at the Esplanade in George Town has been receiving a steady stream of visitors despite the controversy over the presence of two bears which has since been removed.

Community 01 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

Merdeka joy fills the air at National Day parades in Penang and Kedah

THOUSANDS of Malaysians from all walks of life gathered at Penang’s Esplanade in high spirits to celebrate the 59th National Day.

Nation 31 Aug 2016 | 8:43 AM

DAP will not investigate houses-for-bribes case

GEORGE TOWN: State DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow said the DAP is not conducting any investigations on the matter revolving around Sungai Pinang DAP assemblyman Lim Siew Khim who was implicated in a scandal in which her father allegedly solicited bribes from applicants for low-cost and affordable housing.

Nation 31 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Longevity and the cure-all pill

YOU have seen those little round pills in almost every shop, from the old mom-and-pop shops to the new 24-hour franchise retail outlets.

Nation 31 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Taking off thanks to airbase

It was a company that took off thanks to a British airbase, but the founder of Kumpulan Barkath, was always proud of the day when the foreign colonists using the base left.

Nation 31 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

The lore behind the Merdeka mee

TWO hawker stalls in Penang cannot help but “get in the mood” around this time of the year. Their signs say “HAINAN LOR MEE SINCE 1957”.

Nation 31 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Growing big in Little Kangar

FOO Yin Fong was the classic sundry shopkeeper, dressed in a white Pagoda T-shirt and black shorts, and delivering supplies on his trusty old bicycle. That was in 1955 when he started his shop in Kuala Perlis.

Nation 31 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Saying Yes to a 4G Nation

THE Internet has become a fundamental part of the way we live our lives and its importance is only expected to grow exponentially with the rise of Internet of Things (IoT). Today, most of us live in a world of 24/7 Internet connectivity. Staying connected has become an integral part of our daily lives that we have come to rely on the convenience of it anytime and anywhere.

Nation 31 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Building a bigger, better future

WITH the merger of three medium-sized local construction companies – IGB Construction Sdn Bhd, Jurutama Sdn Bhd and Mudajaya Sdn Bhd – IJM was born in 1983 and grew into the giant it now is.

Nation 31 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Pining for the days of the pineapple

WHERE highways now zig-zag across the state, there were once pineapples. Johor was once a place thriving with pineapple plantations.