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Renovation plan for shophouses along Kimberley Street

Updated 10 February 2015

Six dilapitated heritage shophouses along Kimberley Street belonging to the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) will be refurbished.

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Sticking To Food Rule

Updated 21 January 2015

Hawker stalls in Penang will soon have ‘Tagline Penang Street Food’ stickers on them to indicate that the delicacy served by that particular stall is prepared by a local.

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Penang's Protestant Cemetery Upgrading Project

Updated 16 January 2015

The Northam Road Protestant cemetery in Penang has been enhanced to a whole new level of accessibility with a visitor-friendly environment.

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Malaysia awarded "Asia's Best Gold Destination Award"

Updated 18 December 2014

Malaysia awarded "Asia's Best Gold Destination Award" at the World Golf Awards held in Portugal on Nov 15

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Penang in Korea! Emerald of the Indian Ocean

Updated 18 December 2014

Penang is now featured in the travel show, 'Penang: Emerald of the Indian Ocean' (인도양의 에메랄드 페낭을 가다) on OBS Korea. Featuring every 'must-know' bits in Penang, there are six episodes to the programme.

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GST to cover foreign labourers and tourists too

Updated 14 December 2014

The implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be a fairer taxing system as it includes everybody from foreign labourer to tourists.

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5.7mil tourists to visit Penang next year!

Updated 11 December 2014

The Tourism and Culture Ministry has forecast that Penang will receive 5.7 million tourists during the Malaysia Year of Festivals (MyFest) 2015

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A one-stop centre for health tourism now available at Penang International Airport

Updated 11 December 2014

A one-stop centre providing information on health tourism in Penang is now officially launched at the Penang International Airport

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Electric Train Service from KL to Butterworth to start next June!

Updated 9 December 2014

A three-hour Electric Train Service (ETS) linking Kuala Lumpur to Butterworth will be operational in June next year.

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Highlights of the In-between Arts Festival 2014

Updated 9 December 2014

A Bicycle Fun Ride and performances by local bands and dance group were some of the highlights at the In-between Arts Festival 2014.

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'Hai Ki Xin Lor' to make silver screen next year

Updated 7 December 2014

The first Penang Hokkien dialect movie, peppered with colloquial injections of English and Malay, 'Hai Ki Xin Lor: You Mean the World to Me' is to make silver screen next year.

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High hopes for Butterworth revival

Updated 4 December 2014

Think City and Seberang Perai Municipal Council are stepping up to revive the sleepy town of Butterworth.

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Bicycle lanes in Sungai Pinang

Updated 3 December 2014

Kwong Wah Yit Poh reports that the newly constructed bicycle lanes, which is designated for pedestrians and cyclists, were used by motorcyclists instead.

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New reveal of century-old Sri Selva temple

Updated 28 November 2014

Following a series of refurbishment, the century-old Sri Selva Vinayagar Temple will debut its brand new look with a consecration ceremony on 1 Dec.

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A treat for yachting enthusiasts

Updated 25 November 2014

The Pen Marine Nautical Lifestyle show was a treat for yachting enthusiasts and held at Straits Quay Retail Marina last weekend.

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