Talk show in Penang: Sustainable Urbanisation – Myth or Reality?

The British High Commission is hosting a ‘Chevening Talk Series – Penang showcase’ in partnership with Penang Forum on Saturday, 24 February, from 10.30am...

BM Hospital eye clinic struggles to cope with patients

This was the scene at the Bukit Mertajam General Hospital over the lunch break today (1.45pm) at the ophthalmology department. Some senior citizen patients...

Tasik Gelugor mosque hosts CNY open house; George Town lion dance...

The 'open house' was held at the Masjid Jamek in Tasik Gelugor in northern Province Wellesley in mainland Penang. We need more such initiatives...

Wishing all readers a Happy Lunar New Year!

Here's wishing you a joyous year ahead filled with every good thing. Hope the coming year brings with it exciting new possibilities along with...

Scrap the Samy Vellu tunnel (again); focus on BRT, rail, app

It is time for Penang to scrap the Samy Vellu tunnel. Why do I call it the Samy Vellu tunnel? Because the idea for...

Economic outlook: Who is right – Rahman Dahlan or Mydin boss?

So minister Rahman Dahlan has dismissed Mydin boss Ameer Ali Mydin’s comments that despite Malaysians don’t have money to spend. He pointed to Malaysia's strong...

Tanjung Tokong, Gurney Drive land reclamation

Never mind that the tunnel controversy continues to rage on and the tunnel project is only expected to be completed in 2027, the relentless...

This time it is jualan murah!

During the last general election campaign in 2013, many residents of Penang Island made a beeline for free dinners, even free beer, dished out...

Still a lot to do to make cycling safer in Penang

Independent filmmaker Andrew Ng Yew Fan decides to cycle from Tanjung Bungah to Gurney Drive and this is what he found along the way....

He quit after arriving late at the House of Lords: Would...

A member of the UK House of Lords sparked disbelief when he resigned after being a couple of minutes late and for not being...

Rare ‘super blue blood moon’ as seen from Penang

In case you missed it. Dazzling scenes and expert photography. Supermoon - when the moon is closest to Earth, it appears 30% bigger and 15%...

Housing affordability: Neither BN nor Pakatan can point to stellar record

An article in the Guardian caught my attention - Ghost Towers: Half of newly built towers fail to sell. Some points from the article: half...

Kuala Lumpur’s blue bicycle lanes

What do you make of these bicycle lanes in KL? It doesn't look altogether safe what with cyclists having to share the path with pedestrians...

Imagine a cable car station around already congested Penang Botanic Gardens

This is what the Penang Botanic Gardens area looked like this Sunday morning.  The crowds at the gardens and the nearby Youth Park - even...

Unfair to remove Tanjung Bunga rep’s constituency allocation

The reported decision to remove the RM200,000 constituency allocation from the hands of the Penang State Assembly member for Tanjung Bunga, Teh Yee Cheu,...

Celebrating Penang’s musical heritage

The Penang House of Music (Level 4, Komtar), which treasures the memory of the finest musicians to come out of the state and their...

Mystical clouded Pulau Jerejak is Penang’s answer to ‘Jurassic Park’ island

This photograph of Jerejak Island on 11 January 2018 shows clouds hugging the jungle-clad hill-tops of the island and conveys a sense of foreboding...

After downpour, siltation along stretch of Batu Ferringhi beach

Immediately after rainfall in Penang on 5 January 2018, which again resulted in sporadic floods, a friend sent me this photo of siltation along...

Peninsula Pakatan seat allocations in 2013 vs 2018

The seat breakdowns for the peninsula among Pakatan Rakyat parties in 2013 and Pakatan Harapan parties in 2018. (The 2013 figures were provided to...

In less than a week, two dolphins found dead in Tanjung...

Two dolphins have been found dead on the beach in Tanjung Bunga in the space of six days. The first dead dolphin was found...