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Archives for January 2011
Originally posted on budgettravellerssandbox.com written by LadyE on Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
I had a great nights sleep at the historic Red Inn on Georgetown’s Love Lane. Their breakfast of delicious local food gave me the energy to do one of my favorite things….walk.
I grabbed an excellent brochure from the lobby… “Traditional Trades & Foods of George Town” (Self-Guided Walks).
What now for the others? NewStraitsTimes
THE sun has set on one of the most, if not the most, popular and happening beach bars in Penang.Sunset Bistro in Batu Feringghi was one of the must-visit places on the island to many who have been here or heard of the place.
However, despite its reputation, the bistro was bulldozed and reduced to rubble by Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) enforcement personnel on Saturday morning.
By Business Times
TESCO Stores (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd is expanding its business in the northern region by opening three more outlets in Penang and Kedah within this year. Tesco Malaysia chief operating officer Tim Golding said the company wanted to bring its Tesco offers to more customers and the new outlets will be opened at Seri Tanjung Pinang in George Town, Penang, and in Kulim and Alor Star, Kedah.
He said the new outlet at Seri Tanjung Pinang is expected to open in June. The company has invested RM20 million on setting up the leased outlet, making it a long-term tenant at the development, which has been said to be the largest seafront project in Penang’s history.
By FONG KEE SOON – The Star Online
THE annual Chinese New Year Cultural and Heritage Celebration in George Town will see something new this year as for the first time, a photography contest will be held during the event.
Winners will win cash and prizes worth more than RM10,000.
PROPERTY developer Bolton Bhd (1538)is looking to expand its landbank in Penang with a potential acquisition in Teluk Kumbar this year.
More than 1,000 Hindu devotees waited eagerly to witness the silver chariot bearing the statue of Lord Muruga. The processions made it’s way from Penang Street in the centre of Georgetown out to the hilltop Nattukottai Chettiar Temple on Waterfall Road, near the Botanical Gardens.
Chinese New Year 2011 Program at Straits Quay
PENANG’S spot on the world cuisine map is set to get a leg up if Malaysian celebrity chef Datuk Redzuawan Ismail, better known as Chef Wan, gets his way.
Redzuawan wants to showcase the island-state’s culinary delights to the world this November by getting Tourism Malaysia and a host of corporate sponsors to support for Penang to host the prestigious “Gourmand World Cookbook Awards” event here in November.