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Nation

Pantai Acheh declared national park

The 2,562ha Pantai Acheh Forest Reserve, on the island#8217;s north-western tip, was declared the Penang National Park Friday.

Nation

Govt declares SARS a national security matter

Compiled by SHANTINI SUNTHARAJAH (March 30-April 5)

Letters

Kudos to Penang govt for protecting Pantai Aceh forest area

An email from SIVANANTHAN ELAGUPILLAY of Idaho, USA.

Nation

Penang to boost tourism sector reeling from SARS

The state government will soon launch a massive promotion to boost the tourism sector now reeling from the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) crisis.

Letters

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.

Community

Cable car project expected to start end of the year

CONSTRUCTION of the proposed RM200mil Penang Hill-Teluk Bahang cable car project is expected to take off by end of the year, Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas said.

Community

Need for nature centre in park

B>T/B>HE Penang National Park needs a nature centre or museum to highlight the wonders of the park, Teluk Bahang Promotion Society chairman Eddy Low said.

Community

To the rescue of boy in distress

PICNICKERS stung by jellyfish at the Penang National Park can now seek help from the wildlife assistants on duty at guard posts built at two popular camping sites.

Community

Side income for fishermen

Many quarters want the Penang National Park to be conserved with minimal activities as they may be damaging to the park. In the final part of the two-part series on the park, reporter Choong Kwee Kim talks to those in the tourism and fishing industries

Community

Develop mangrove forest, urges society

THE Malaysian Nature Society has proposed that the mangrove forest and freshwater marsh at Kampung Pantai Acheh in the Penang National Park be deve- loped and managed as a wetlands sanctuary with facilities to attract visitors.