The Penang Series and Retrospective

Mini retrospective of Angela Su's works from 2005-2012, with a focus on a series of six drawings inspired by tropical floral and fauna from her Artist-in-Residence programme at RBS - Malihom, Penang, Malaysia, in 2011 (including Citrus sinensis 'Moro', left).

Thursday, 26 July, 2012, 12:00am

PARADISE in Penang

For sun-seekers aspiring to a home away from home, Malaysia is the land of plenty. Famed for its idyllic islands, the bejewelled archipelago boasts more than 4,600km of coastline, and a choice of gorgeous islands for putting up one's shingle.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Enjoy a piece of tropical paradise

A beachfront suite, exotic tropical garden and five-star resort all in one, By The Sea is one of Malaysia's latest luxurious suite developments.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Pondering Penang

Many of Malaysia's most famous sons and daughters - among them film star P. Ramlee, shoe designer Jimmy Choo, women's current world squash champion Nicol David and Boon Siew Honda founder Loh Boon Siew - hail from Penang.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Chess champ an unwitting pawn in smear claim

A 21-year-old Hong Kong chess champion has unwittingly found herself at the centre of an ugly political smear campaign in Malaysia, after an online photo of her was used to implicate a politician's son in a sexual assault.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Lion City's Mother Teresa offers secrets to long life

It's been about seven decades since Singapore's Teresa Hsu Chih worked in Hong Kong, but that is not even close to a lifetime for the 113-year-old social worker.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Not skirting the issue, Choong game for change

In Eddy Choong's heyday, being politically correct didn't matter. What counted was being true to oneself, and living by the code where sportsmanship came first. Choong was from this top drawer, and played like a gentleman, even going to the length of conceding a key match after a wrong call by officials.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Low infection risk in airport death

Health authorities have decided not to contact passengers aboard a Hong Kong-bound flight on which a six-year-old boy became ill and later died.

Malaysian health authorities found that Wong Siu-hang, a primary one student from Shatin Methodist Primary School, was killed by a streptococcal infection.

5 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Big deal

Cathay Pacific Holidays has a Penang package running until the end of this month that includes economy-class flights and two nights' accommodation from HK$2,199 per person, twin-share.

2 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Penang's new chief walks an ethnic tightrope

The archetypal ethnic-Chinese politician in Malaysia has always been a defender of all things Chinese - culture, Chinese-vernacular education, business - against real or imagined encroachment by a Muslim-led government.

The new chief minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng, 47, fits the bill perfectly.

22 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

International students gather for drama gala

More than 70 students from Beijing, Singapore, Penang, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Oman and Hong Kong are taking part in the International Schools Theatre Association's Asia Pacific Festival this weekend. Hosted by King George V School, the festival will see students produce original work and learn from experienced drama practitioners.

2 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

The Swank Shop goes for new catwalk star

It seems Asia's next top model is in town today. High-end fashion retailer The Swank Shop is shooting its new spring-summer adverts and product shots this afternoon in a warehouse in Chai Wan, featuring one of Asia's new modelling sensations - Gwen Loo.

10 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Floating Petals

Floating Petals,

by Leela Devi Panikar,

NanaDon, HK$90

2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Big deal

Cathay Pacific Holidays is selling a two-night package to Penang starting at HK$1,799 per person, twin share, and including round-trip, economy-class flights and accommodation at the mid-range Bayview Beach Resort in Batu Ferringhi ( on the island's north coast.

31 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Beat by big waves

Hong Kong's Michael Kwan Sai-keung and Codie Tse Kwok-ming are thrilled about the exposure they gained at last month's Penang First International Skimboarding Competition 2007.

The duo failed to make it into the final round of the competition, organised by an Asian skimboarding community, Pearl of the Orient, at Penang, Malaysia, on July 14.

1 Aug 2007 - 12:00am