It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper. – Jerry Seinfeld (1954 – )

Penang Hotel in Top 50 Best Hotel list

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang becomes one of the top 50 best hotels in the world

Posted by Nadezda Basyrova on Jan 13, 2011 in Hotel News • No comments

Pinang_BarShangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang was selected by travel writers of the online version of the  Daily Telegraph newspaper in the United Kingdom (UK) as one of “The 50 Best Hotels in the World.”  The  selection was announced on 31 December 2010.

The Daily Telegraph is the leading newspaper in the United Kingdom with a daily circulation of over 600,000 copies, surpassing other dailies such as the Times, Guardian and Independent.  The Daily Telegraph’s online version is the third most visited United Kingdom newspaper website with 1.7 million daily browsers.

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Burmese music on Penang

Burmese Music festival planned for Malaysia, Singapore

Rangoon (Mizzima) – Malaysia-based Maha Nan Restaurant will present a ‘Stars of the Century’ music festival in Malaysia and Singapore in early February. Fifty-two  Burmese singers will participate in the festival.

Naing Zaw of the  band Lazy Club talks in a press conference at the City Start Hotel in Rangoon on Friday, January 14, 2011, about the 52 Burmese singers who will participate in a music festival in Malaysia and Singapore in early February at a cost of 2 million ringgit (about US$ 654,000). Photo: Mizzima


At a press conference at the City Start Hotel in Rangoon on Friday, Than Naing, a singer in the band Playboy, told Mizzima: ‘This is the first big music festival of Burmese singers outside Burma. In the past, at most 15 Burmese singers could participate in a festival-in-exile’.

A music show will be held in Bukit Jalil indoor stadium in Kuala Lumpur and in the Penang International Sports Arena (PISA) in Penang, Malaysia, on February 3 and 4, respectively. On February 5, a show will be held in an indoor stadium in Singapore, a festival organiser told Mizzima.

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Penang Hill Funicular Train Service

Penang Hill Train Service Delayed

penang hill funicular delayedGEORGE TOWN: The new Penang Hill funicular train service, which was expected to resume this month, has been delayed until at least March as the authorities are still carrying out safety tests.  

A source said the new train was being tested and the service fine-tuned to ensure that it was fully operational.
“We are in the final stage now and the progress is smooth,” he said.

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New Years Day road closures

Road closures for George Town City Day
Bernard Cheah –

GEORGE TOWN (Dec 27, 2010): Several roads around the Esplanade will be closed Saturday to pave way for the 54th George Town City Day celebration.

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Solar PV Capacity to increase

solar in penang

By David Tan, The Star – November 22, 2010

GEORGE TOWN: The solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the country is expected to increase substantially to 11mega watt (MW) in 2011, generating about RM200mil in business opportunities for companies involved in installing solar power generation systems.

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Japanese investments to pour in soon

By Azlan Abu Bakar, Business Times – December 9, 2010

A number of fresh Japanese investments are expected to pour into Malaysia soon, covering several sectors. Although no specific value was mentioned and to which sectors the potential investments would be made, Japanese Ambassador to Malaysia Masahiko Horie said the investments will help gear up Japan’s position as the number one foreign investor in this country.

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