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... was a thriving commercial center for centuries. Similar to port cities like Singapore and Penang, Phuket sat along heavily trafficked trade routes and, as a result, reflects the heritage of many cultures that have passed through - China, India ...
DEVELOPERS of new landed housing projects on Penang island must now allocate at least one end lot for a kindergarten or nursery.

GEORGE TOWN: The city's trishaw peddlers, tourists and passersby stopped and watched in awe as leaders of different faiths walked hand-in-hand during a "spiritual tour" of Pitt Street here, commonly known as Street of Harmony.
GEORGE TOWN: To curb foreigners from taking over Penang island's retail sector, the city council is enforcing a set of new rulings on foreign businessmen.
GEORGE TOWN, June 22 -- In the past, the Penang Bazaar, located in the city centre at Jalan Penang here would be abuzz with activities, especially during festive seasons.
Lim hoped that Opposition parties in Penang would not dispute the state government's commitment to protect and preserve its permanent forest reserves.

GEORGE TOWN, June 22 -- In the past, the Penang Bazaar, located in the city centre at Jalan Penang here would be abuzz with activities, especially during festive seasons.
The truth is that there is so much to see and do in Penang that one wonders what to visit and what to leave out. Listed not so long ago as one of the top ten must visit islands of the world, one has just to stroll down the streets of Georgetown to ...
It was the result of years of hard work at the grassroots level by locals who wanted to preserve the distinctive southeast Asian colonial architecture of Penang's capital city. The Malaysian town's latest revival comes courtesy of developer Eugene Tan ...
Penang Island City Council (MBPP) Financial Management Committee alternate chairman Joseph Ng said the council had gazetted parking lots for the affected roads, such as Karpal Singh Drive and some areas in Bandar Baru Air Itam and Jalan Sultan ...
The celebration also featured 26 Chung Ling alumni associations around the world, while the Worldwide Carnival has been held in many cities across the globe annually. The last time such a carnival was held at the school on the Penang island was 10 ...
"Penang island's diverse attractions - white sandy beaches, large resorts, quiet fishing villages and a bustling urban centre - are a steal right now," the magazine said in its report.
jagdeep-Penang GEORGE TOWN: Temples and churches in Penang are now eligible for higher funds to renovate, repair or build new buildings under a special fund collected from developers.
... were picked as they were the fastest-growing cities in Malaysia. The online survey on TheEdgeProperty.com garnered a total of 1,796 respondents with a majority of 1,274 respondents from the Klang Valley, 321 from Penang and 202 from Johor Bahru ...
IN view of the current lacklustre real estate market and challenging economic times, it makes sense for housebuyers to consider the secondary market when purchasing property.
... Indian and many other ethnic groups, this blend has given rise to a nation that is truly unique. Walking down the streets of Kuala Lumpur, one minute you're immersed in China town, the second you're taken by the scent of Indian food, next you'll ...
"If the operators misuse the licences issued, then the police can move in and take action, not the council," he said during a press conference at City Hall yesterday. Ong was responding to Penang PAS secretary Iszuree Ibrahim, who was quoted in Harakah ...

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said Taiwanese electronics firm Hotayi Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd's new facility will create 1,000 new jobs in Penang. - Picture by KE OoiSEBERANG PERAI, June 16 - Taiwanese electronics firm Hotayi ... "This ...
GEORGE TOWN: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's statement that gambling kingpins in the state were funding political parties was a general statement not directed at any political party.
Airfare tracking app Hopper reports flight prices from the U.S. to the almost 50 Asian cities money reviewed are down almost 9% from a year ago.
However, Iskandar in the deep south is by far the largest property and economic development zone in Malaysia, covering more than 2,200 sq km of land with mixed-use developments such as Johor Bahru City Centre as a new financial and business district ...
As if that wasn't cool enough, they're celebrating the launch with a pretty darned cool contest! They're looking for unique ideas for bars in JB, Ipoh, Penang and KL and all you need to join is to fill up the contest form here (takes about 5 mins), and ...
ABANDONED vehicles which are an eyesore, parking woes, floods and the need for more breast-feeding rooms were among the issues raised by participants during a dialogue session organised by the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) to gather public ...
Recently, the sale of land in Peel Avenue to Island hospital for the hospital to develop a RM2 billion Island medical city with 300 hospital beds clearly indicated the state's intention to turn Penang into a medical tourism hub. The Penang Centre of ...
He said Penang recorded the lowest debt levels over the years, and the DAP-led government had even saved Penang's largest municipality, Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP), from near bankruptcy after taking over the state in March 2008.
BUTTERWORTH: Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng should sweep two more local council president positions in the state, Penang MCA chairman Datuk Tan Teik Cheng (pix) said, taking a jibe at Lim who currently holds 19 chairman posts in the state. ... The ...
He said while a number of cities and towns had gazetted local plans, Kuala Lumpur and Penang had yet to gazette their local plans, namely the Kuala Lumpur City Plan 2020 and Penang Local Plan 2020. To reduce the potential risk of flash floods as a ...
This is causing heavier rainfall, resulting in more severe flash floods and hotter temperatures in the city and suburbs than surrounding areas.
BUTTERWORTH: Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng should sweep two more local council president positions in the state, Penang MCA chairman Datuk Tan Teik Cheng (pix) said, taking a jibe at Lim who currently holds 19 chairman posts in the state. Tan said ...
"The theatre sets the mood for the appreciation of cultural arts within an urban village that has one of the highest population densities in George Town," said Lim.
P'ng said the last time such a carnival was held at the school on Penang island was 10 years ago. "There are 26 alumni associations around the world and this Worldwide Carnival has been held in many cities across the globe. "This carnival is a time for ...
In progress: File picture shows construction works at Penang Sentral in Butterworth. MRCB's future projects include PJ Sentral garden City, Penang Sentral, Kwasa Sentral, Cyberjaya City Centre and Bukit Jalil Sentral, all of which will feature ...
"Vaiko received the visa to visit Penang along with his PA Arunagiri nearly one week ago. He took a flight from Chennai to Kuala Lumpur at 11.55pm on Thursday.
"We assert that stadiums, sports facilities and public spaces have to improve by implementing new urban designs for a better city, but we must ensure that enactments, laws and regulations must be made transparent to prevent abuse of power by any ...
GEORGE TOWN: Penang civil servants will get a Hari Raya Puasa bonus of three-quarters of their monthly salary or a minimum of RM1,000 each.
"This year, GTF will open with a weekend of Asean flavours, art, design and sounds," festival director Joe Sidek said at a press conference with Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today. Southeast Asian artists including Madrigal Singers from ...
Yesterday, Gerakan had asked the Penang government to explain what it planned to do with any money collected from recyclable items, following its strict enforcement of waste separation from June 1, after a year-long trial period.
THE local councils in Penang have raked in only about RM40,000 from selling recyclable waste from the segregation at source scheme since June last year.
The RM27mil project is a joint venture by Koperasi Tunas Muda Sungai Ara and Ideal Property Group which handed over the ownership of the building to the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) yesterday. The double-storey complex, which boasts of being a ...
GEORGE TOWN: Penang has a good pool of younger talent to emulate the success of national squash darling Datuk Nicol David. Junior head coach Aaron Soyza said the likes of Nur Aliah Izzati ... "The state government, Penang Island City Council (MBPP) and ...
Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng at the Sungai Ara Golden Triangle market Complex. The complex is set to open for business later this year after it received the Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC) recently.
State Gerakan vice-chairman Oh Tong Keong said since the collection of rubbish was funded through "cukai pintu" (assessment rates) paid by landowners to the city and municipal councils, the state government must explain where this new revenue source ...
Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng at the Sungai Ara Golden Triangle market Complex. The complex is set to open for business later this year after it received the Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC) recently.
An example for me is the famous over-a-century old Moon Gate in Jalan Kebun Bunga on Penang island which is a popular start-up point for hikers heading to Penang Hill. The round entrance suggests a full moon and it is referred to as Moon Gate in ...
The temple's Board of Trustees chairman Datuk Seri Khoo Keat Siew said the slabs, which were removed on Friday to set up a reinforced foundation for a temporary arch for the coming Kuan Yin Festival, were put back after the Penang Island City Council ...
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai says the ministry had directed the Penang Port Authority to outline its policy and development plan to increase the ...
GEORGE TOWN: workers pried out 20-odd granite slabs from the 217-year-old Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin) Temple's forecourt in Jalan masjid Kapitan Keling here before alarmed Penang Island City Council enforcers rushed in and told them to stop.
A RESTAURANT at the Icon City commercial hub in Bukit Tengah, Penang, has been slapped with another summons for failing to install a grease trap in its kitchen.
GEORGE TOWN: Seven residents of a middle-class area here have come up with a novel way of getting their neighbours to embrace Penang's waste segregation law. They have introduced a points reward system that lets some 25,000 residents of Macallum ...
A RESIDENT in Taman Green Lane off Hamilton Road was not surprised when a team from Penang Island City Council (MBPP) rang her doorbell and asked to check her garbage bin.


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