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GEORGE TOWN: The public have been advised not to take the law into their own hands if they are unhappy with any enforcement by the Penang Island City Council against them. Council secretary Yew Tung Seang said a 33-year-old enforcement officer ...
IN his five years with the Penang Island City Council (MBPP), Mohd Hilmi Abdul Malik has never been late for work. The 29-year-old is also dedicated to his job as a security guard at the City Park in Waterfall Road. However, one night on Oct 14, 2016 ...

Penang-Museum GEORGE TOWN: The state museum at Farquhar Street here which occupies the original Penang Free school building will be closed to the public for a RM20 million restoration project starting April 15, the Penang government announced today ...
After two draws and six defeats, Penang are stranded at the foot of the table, six points adrift of safety. "This is a time of rejuvenation for me and Penang. My time at Selangor was not a great one, but I have learnt from it and am ready to move on ...
Ng Wei Aik, a DAP MP and also the state DAP publicity secretary, should be well aware of the Penang Island City Council's tough anti-illegal parking legislation that includes the clamping and towing of illegally parked cars.
GEORGE TOWN: Residents of flats in Penang will also be eligible for assessment tax exemption, said local government, traffic management and flood mitigation committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow (pix).

GEORGE TOWN: The DAP-led Penang government on Thursday decided that low-cost, medium-low cost houses and flats are eligible for exemption from assessment rates for 2016 and 2017.
GEORGE TOWN: Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) wants the state fisheries Department to study the pollution impact of aquaculture ponds, especially those at shrimp farms, on the west side of Penang island and publicly disclose the findings. It is concerned ...
There is an even larger group of traders facing the power of the city council and they seem to be going head on. The Kuala Kangsar Road morning market enjoys a four-star rating on Trip advisor, but the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) wants its 200 ...
Chow said the steering committee would act as adviser to two Implementation Committees spearheaded by Penang Island City Council mayor Datuk Patahiyah Ismail and Seberang Prai Municipal Council president Datuk Maimunah Mohd Sharif. "We want to ...
Penang Island City Council mayor Datuk Patahiyah Ismail said they had issued parasailing permits to operators of five winch boats licensed by the Marine Department (North Zone).
This way, you get to enjoy the best visually, of what the city has to offer. However, if you're looking for something more up close and personal, The Top will soon introduce the Penang State Gallery, featuring comprehensive facts and stories on Penang ...
Southeast Asia's leading ride hailing and multiservice platform, Grab, is now expanding its GrabCar service to four other major cities, Ipoh, Kuantan, Kuching and Seremban, including the districts of Nilai and Port Dickson. Effective March 15 ...
"We will even ask the council to conduct periodic spot checks to ensure that the cleanliness of our premises is always up to standard," he added, referring to the Penang Island City Council (MBPP). Line Clear was forced to close after officers from the ...
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Island City Council's plan to relocate 70 stalls from Jalan Kuala Kangsar to Jalan Chowrasta has not gone down well with some 20 traders and hawkers operating near the more-than-a-century-old Chowrasta market here.
The restaurant reopened at 6am Friday after being forced to close when public health enforcers found rat droppings in the kitchen following an inspection by the Penang City Council on Monday. It was ordered to close for two weeks but owner Sahubar Ali ...
GEORGE TOWN: About 30 disgruntled traders near the popular Chowrasta market today staged a protest over a plan by the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) to relocate their stalls in Jalan Kuala Kangsar to another location within the same area. Seafood ...

BEING a city planner must be a very interesting job. Cars as we see them now might be a mode of transport belonging to the past in years to come.
GEORGE TOWN: The Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local government Ministry will not support a proposal by developers to lower the ceiling price of houses in Penang for foreign nationals. Minister Noh Omar said however, that so far the ministry had not ...
Their residents association chairman Tay Chye Hock said it was unacceptable that they had been overlooked in this matter by the Penang Island City Council (MBPP). It was reported in December last year that assessment for all low-cost, low medium-cost ...
GEORGE TOWN: The Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local government Ministry is against the proposal by developers to lower the minimum price limit in Penang for foreigners. Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar said they did not receive any applications from the ...
GEORGE TOWN: The Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local government Ministry will not support a proposal by developers to lower the ceiling price of houses in Penang for foreign nationals. Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar said, however, that so far the ministry ...
Kuala Lumpur: LC Restaurant in Kampung Baru said it has nothing to do with the famous Line Clear Restaurant nasi kandar outlet in Penang that was ordered to close because of hygiene offences. Line Clear Restaurant here rebranded itself to LC Restaurant ...
In maintaining such heritage, the owners have to abide to the strict rules laid by Penang City Council. Materials like beams made of teak wood and terracotta tiles are among the expensive materials required to be used in adhering to the refurbishment ...
Local historian Marcus Langdon meanwhile told theSun then Penang Governor Robert Townsend Farquhar ordered the moat to be built in 1804 to protect British interests from a possible French attack.
Also known as "the party beggar with the big foot", he is now in Kaula Lumpur after being seen in Penang. The Star online described ... Several Malaysians told The Star Online that they had seen him begging around the city on Sunday. "I saw him begging ...
Pic: the sun DailyKEPALA BATAS: Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican (pix) is unperturbed by talks that DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang is aiming for a Penang comeback by contesting his Kepala Batas parliamentary seat. The ...
Loo, who is also Penang Gerakan youth acting chief, together with several leaders of non-governmental organisations, hugged a tree each at the Penang City Park during the recent campaign launch. He said a photo of him hugging a tree would be posted on ...
SOME 20 children shrieked and giggled with delight despite being splashed with water during the Mizukake Mikoshi or purification of the portable shrine in Light Street, Penang. Dressed in belted happi coats (traditional Japanese festive attire), the ...
GEORGE TOWN: A former PKR Batu Uban assemblyman who was issued a parking summons for allegedly parking outside of a designated lot three years ago has challenged its issuance by the local authority in a magistrate's court here.
THE compound of the Eco Grandeur sales gallery in Puncak Alam, Selangor, came alive during the unveiling of its show village as a marching band gave an upbeat performance and a horse-drawn carriage offered excited visitors rides. The 4.86ha ... These ...
Penang Island City Council public health alternate chairman Ong Ah Teong said that they found a dead rat and cockroaches inside the kitchen at Line Clear, and dead cockroaches and rat droppings at Yasmeen Restaurant.
GEORGE TOWN: The historic city of George Town was flooded with tourists after five cruise ships carrying some 7,000 passengers made a one day port call here today.
Penang Island City Council (MBPP) mayor Datuk Patahiyah Ismail said the squat toilets in the three blocks' 280 units would be replaced with sit-down toilets.
Singapore: A popular nasi kandar restaurant in Penang was ordered to close by authorities on Monday (Mar 13) after rat droppings were found in its kitchen, The Star reported.
Line Clear and Yasmeen Restaurant (right) were ordered to close for two weeks from 8pm March 13, 2017 for failing to meet with hygienic conditions under the food act.
(March 12): DESPITE its subdued performance last year, the Klang Valley property market seems to be picking up momentum this year with encouraging take-up rates observed in the first two months, especially after the Chinese New Year, says Zerin ...
However, Arshad, who is guiding the technology and cloud infrastructure, quickly painted a picture that pointed to some unusual aspects to Penang's Smart Vision City project, which added up to what may be a global Smart City model. First, some ...
GEORGE TOWN: Penang, in general, and Tanjung Bungah, in particular, are good for developers and depressing for residents. This was the parting shot from outgoing Tanjung Bungah Residents Association (TBRA) chairman Datuk Renji Sathiah at TBRA's ...
When I sat down for a lunch meeting in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, recently with IBM's Arshad Munir Sharif, I did harbour an expectation that I was about to hear some 'typical' cloud-project related stories behind the new smart city development in Penang.
Dr Wu set up some 20 modern hospitals in China and has been honoured with a museum dedicated to him in the historic city of Harbin, China.
GEORGE TOWN: Traders at Jalan Chowrasta are crying foul over the Penang Island City Council's (MBPP) plan to relocate the morning market traders from Jalan Kuala Kangsar closer to their stalls.
GEORGE TOWN: Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix) said the drop in residential property transactions in urban market centres has not adversely affected Penang. ... "Although there has been a drop (residential property transaction), we can breathe a sigh ...
He added that it was the general concession of all stakeholders, including Penang Institute and Think City, that introducing a rent control act will not resolve the rent increase issue, even if there is such a problem.
Star Sanctuary Land Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer Amos Ng said it is the first time he is undertaking a development project in Penang and the lack of a local plan has delayed his project. "We need a local plan for development, in Selangor, they have ...
Star Sanctuary Land Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer Amos Ng said it is the first time he is undertaking a development project in Penang and the lack of a local plan has delayed his project. "We need a local plan for development, in Selangor, they have ...
... as the man who built Phuket Town and put the island on the map. Located in the northern part of Phuket Town, Rang Hill is one of the favourite places for locals looking for a reclusive hideaway to enjoy a cup of coffee with a view on the city ...
GEORGE TOWN: A Penang Island City councillor has lodged a police report over social media images of her with labels declaring that she swears to attack Islamic institutions, especially the Islamic Development Department (Jakim), for DAP's sake ...
"Whilst Malaysia has always been a traditional favorite destination among Singaporeans, it appears that its popularity continues to grow with Penang and Malacca joining Johor and Kuala Lumpur in the top ten outbound cities in 2016. The depreciating ...
Chances are you have never heard of Penang. If it were not for the cruise that we were going to take in Southeast Asia, I would not have known much about it, either.


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