2016年07月19日

Heavy rainfall in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: Locals and tourists are raving about Penang food once again with the latest endorsement by renowned American food writer James Oseland.

A British traveller, who wanted to be known only as Amily, said Penang deserved the tag as a food paradise for its unique fare.

“We enjoy all the food that we have tried. I can’t agree more with the comments about the food here,” said the 20-year-old who was accompanied by fellow Briton Hannah, also 20, at the Gurney Drive food court.

Hannah also gave the thumbs up to the favourite Malaysian meal – nasi lemak.

Oseland, 53, who is also a reality TV cooking show judge, is in Penang to find the best food to feature in his book.

The book will spotlight traditional home-cooked food. Oseland said it was the best way to understand one’s culture.

Administration clerk Nur Ruzaina Abdul Rahim, 24, was not surprised that Penang kept winning accolades for its food.

“It has all types of flavours and cuisines,” she added.

State Tourism Development Committee chair-man Danny Law Heng Kiang said Penang-ites should be proud of the latest recognition.

“A lot of herbs and spices such as chili, nutmeg, pepper and soy go into the cooking of our local food,” he said. “On top of that, our food is widely influenced by the cultures from the myriad races here.”

Federation of Northern Hawkers’ Associations deputy chairman Lam Tong Ying said he would get a lot of compliments for Penang’s food whenever he visited other countries.


The Star, Published: Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Many raving about Penang food after writer’s approval
http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/07/19/many-raving-about-penang-food-after-writers-approval/

Penang ...

GEORGE TOWN: Thousands of motorists were caught in traffic snarls as rain continued to pelt Penang on Tuesday morning.

As at 9am, massive jams were spotted in Jalan Datuk Ismail Hashim, Jalan Mahsuri and Jalan Tun Dr Awang in Bayan Lepas.

Other major roads affected were Jalan Paya Terubong, Lebuhraya Thean Teik, and Jalan Masjid Negeri in Air Itam.

Over in town, Burma Road was also among the many roads jammed.

Waze reported that Scotland Road near Ramakrishna Ashrama was also flooded.

Penang JPAM operations officer Second Lieutenant Muhammad Aizat Abdul Ghani said in a statement at 6.15am, Tuesday that two evacuation centres had been opened – in Teluk Bahang and Teluk Kumbar – following flash floods in the island on Monday.

“The areas affected by floods were Kampung Paya, Kampung Sulup and Kampung Nelayan in Teluk Kumbar.

“Eleven victims have been evacuated to the Siber Ilmu community library in Teluk Bahang, while 19 victims were evacuated to the Dewan Gerakan Masyarakat in Teluk Kumbar,” he said.

“There were no fatalities reported,” he added.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department has forecasted continuous rain until Wednesday morning.
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The Star, Published: Tuesday, 19 July 2016 | MYT 9:45 AM
Massive jams in Penang as rain continues
By Christopher Tan
http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/07/19/penang-traffic-jams-rain/

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See more in The Star News Video:
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 | MYT 12:19 AM
One of worst floods hit Penang's Teluk Bahang; 14 flights rescheduled
http://www.thestar.com.my/videos/2016/07/19/one-of-worst-floods-hit-teluk-bahang-14-flights-rescheduled/


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