Taiwanese firm opens RM1bil plant

TAIWANESE firm Hotayi Electronic (M) Sdn Bhd has reinvested RM1bil to expand its production facility in Penang. Its new 350,000sq ft plant in Batu Kawan adopts the concept of Industry 4.0 and incorporates energy conservation features to reduce its carbon footprint. The firm which offers electronics manufacturing services globally has been operating in Bukit Tengah […]

Ferringhi Residence 2 Reaches 50% Completion

MAH Sing Group Bhd’s RM614mil Ferringhi Residence 2 project in Batu Ferringhi, Penang, is scheduled for completion in December next year. The project is about 50% completed with the structural work of Phase 2 still in progress. Mah Sing celebrated the topping up ceremony for phase one of Ferringhi Residence 2 earlier this month. Group […]

Heritage Night Market Is Happening Every Weekend

From the name, you already know that it is not going to be an ordinary night market. Located at Lebuh Keng Kwee, the night market is set at the heart of heritage in Georgetown. Lebuh Keng Kwee should sound familiar to you as it the location of Penang’s most prominent cendol. Now, it is going to […]

Supper At Batu Lanchang

Weekends are the best! Isn’t it? It is that time of the week whereby you can just sit back and relax. Or, you can go all out with your friends to have a memorable one! Penang is never short of things to do on Saturdays and Sundays. You can go cafe hopping in the afternoons, […]

Why are so many Malaysians from Penang settling in Hong Kong?

When Cheah Cheng Hye left his hometown of Penang in northern Malaysia in 1974 for a higher paying job with The Standard newspaper in Hong Kong, his plan was to stay a few years until he saved enough money to buy his family a house. Unable to afford a flight, Cheah – 20 at the time – travelled to Hong […]

500 MW Quota for NEM Up To Year 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia can generate 1.4 times more electricity if all the roofs in Peninsular Malaysia are fitted with solar panels, compared with the conventional electricity generation of fossil fuel burning. Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin said there are over 4.12 million buildings with solar rooftop potential in the peninsula. […]

Penang’s Youth Park: Malaysia’s First Adventure Playground

One Monday morning in June 1970, Dr Lim Chong Eu, then Chief Minister of Penang, marched into his office at the top floor of the Tuanku Syed Putra Building in Downing Street, George Town. As usual, he had a newspaper under his arm and a few files in his hand, followed by his “office boy”, […]

Triple Assessment Rate for Unsightly Properties

OWNERS of unattended and unkempt property will have to pay triple the amount in assessment rates. Penang Island City Council mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang said the penalty would be applicable to both landed and commercial property. He said the amendment, which was passed by the council during a meeting recently, would come into effect […]

Au Jardin Penang Restaurant by Chef Kim Hock

“There’s no place like home”- so goes Dorothy’s iconic mantra from The Wizard of Oz, repeated as she clicked her ruby red slippers while wishing herself back to Kansas. Indeed one could the same of Chef Kim Hock’s professional trajectory which has taken him from working in some of UK’s finest gastropubs, to finding recognition in Taiwan […]

Vision Penang 2030

HOW should Penang be in the future? The Penang2030 guide outlines the vision, themes and strategic initiatives for the state to move forward. Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said Penang2030 was an approach that was undertaken after a series of consultations and stakeholders engagements. “We want to encourage the people to take part in realising […]