Penang to Host Officiation Ceremony for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2009

Dato’ Mukhriz Tun Mahathir, Deputy Minister of International Trade & Industry is scheduled to officiate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2009 campaign for northern corridor at Dewan Budaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), this Thursday, 19 NOV 2009.

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2009, co-founded by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in the United States and Make Your Mark in the United Kingdom will see nearly 10,000 activities organized by thousands of partners from at least 88 countries, including at least 500 activites towards promoting entrepreneurship in Malaysia – which put Malaysia on #3 spot in the world, or top-most in Asia in term or number of activities pledged.

Endorses include President Barack Obama via in person video speech by US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and various business and government personalities around the world. In Malaysia, Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Deputy Minister of Higher Education is the patron since 2008, and has rallied educational institutions to participate in this campaign. Saifuddin has remarked on pushing towards creation of Entrepreneurship Unit in his ministry.

Interested entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial aspirants are welcome to join this event, free for all students, and limited to two free participants for each organization – private or government. Speakers will include Mr Dhaksinamoory Balakrishnan, often called “Dash”, CEO of Warisan Global, Malaysian host for GEW.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT(S) TODAY, FREE for a limited time:


For more information about GEW 2009, refer

1 Warisan @ George Town continues – post closing… (26 JUL 2009)

Jadual hari terakhir sambutan 1 Warisan (1 Heritage) di Pulau Pinang, hari ini, Ahad, 26 JULAI 2009:-

8.30am – 11.00am Pertandingan Chingay Chingay Competition – Jalan Padang Kota Lama

10.00am – 5.00pm Pesta Seni, Muzik, Kraf & Makanan Food, Craft, Art & Music Festival – Dewan Sri Pinang, Lebuh Light

10.00am – 10.00pm Pesta Seni Antarabangsa (Pameran lukisan, forum seni dan jamuan) Art International Festival (Art workshop, art forums & art auction dinner) – Town Hall & E & O Hotel

10:00 am – 5:00pm Little Penang Street Market* Upper Penang Road

3.00pm – 5.00pm Gostan Forward Ceramah Persembahan Tarian oleh Marion D’Cruz Gostan Forward a solo performance lecture by Marion D’Cruz Panggung Sasaran, USM

* THIS month, the Little Penang Street Market is three years old. And at the same time, the also Market coincides with Penang’s month-long celebration of Georgetown’s World Heritage Site listing. So there will be lots to celebrate at the Market!

As usual, it will have around seventy wonderful stalls, selling and displaying anything and everything from clothes, jewelry, paper products, a range of organic goods, household goods, knick-knacks, antiques and collectibles, and, of course, food. Creativity and heritage are key words at the Market, and that goes for the stalls. It is a collection of wonderful things that you will find nowhere else in Penang (or indeed Malaysia).

For more information on this month’s Market, click here.

Info from:

1 Warisan (1 Heritage) @ George Town (25 JUL 2009)

Penang berpesta hari ini….

9.00am – 2.00pm Menaiki Sampan (Percuma) Free Boat Ride – Lim Jetty, Weld Quay

9.00am – 11.30am Jejak Warisan “Street of Harmony” Heritage Walk “Street of Harmony” – Meet at Town Hall, Jalan Padang Kota Lama

9.00am – 5.00pm Pameran Khazanah Pulau Pinang Penang Heritage Exhibition – INTI International College Penang, 1Z Jalan Bukit Jambul

10.00am – 5.00pm Pesta Seni, Muzik, Kraf & Makanan Food, Craft, Art & Music Festival – Dewan Sri Pinang, Lebuh Light

10.00am – 10.00pm Pesta Seni Antarabangsa (Pameran lukisan, forum seni dan pertunjukan drama) Art International Festival (Art workshop, art forums & drama performance) – Town Hall & Wawasan Open University

11.00am – 7.00pm Pameran Sejarah Perkampungan Masjid Melayu dan Kebudayaan Tradisi Islam Exhibition on the Acheen Street Mosque History and Islamic Traditional Culture – Acheen Street Mosque, Lebuh Acheh

3.00pm – 5.00pm Gostan Forward Ceramah Persembahan Tarian oleh Marion D’Cruz Gostan Forward a solo performance lecture by Marion D’Cruz – Penang Heritage Trust, 26 Lebuh Gereja

5.00pm – 10.00pm Gerai Jualan dan Demonstrasi Kraf Food Stalls and Craft Demonstration – Islamic Museum Park, Lebuh Acheh

5.00pm – 7.00pm Perarakan beca Trishaw Parade – “Street of Harmony-Heritage Zone”

5.00pm – 9.00pm Wayang Boneka Hokkien Hokkien Puppet Theatre – Cheah Kongsi, 8 Lebuh Armenian (Open House, 9.00am)

5.30pm – 9.30pm Opera Teochew Teochew Opera – In front of Goddess of Mercy Temple, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling

5.00pm – 10.00pm Persembahan Muzik Islam Islamic Musical Performance – Acheen Street Mosque & 35 Lebuh Queen

5.00pm – 10.00pm Simpang “Rasa-rasa dan Kraftangan” Little Penang Street Market Craft and Food Corner of Little Penang Street Market – Lebuh Armenian

6.00pm – 10.00pm Rumah Terbuka Open House – Meng Eng Soo Temple, Jalan Pintal Tali

6.30pm – 10.30pm Pertunjukan Kebudayaan Teochew dan Cina Showcase of Teochew & Chinese Culture (Dragon Dance, 24 Seasonal Drum, Teochew Opera,Traditional Games, Chinese Dance & Teochew Delicacies) – Inside & in front of Teochew Association, 127 Lebuh Chulia

7.00pm – 10.00pm Tarian India dan Muzik Klasikal Indian Dance and Classical Music – Next to Kuil Arulmigu Mahamariamman, Lebuh Queen

8.00pm – 10.00pm Persembahan jalanan pelbagai kaum Multi ethnic street performance – “Street of Harmony – Heritage Zone”

8.00pm – 10.30pm Tayangan filem “Road to Dawn” Film Screening “Road to Dawn” – Penang Chinese Town Hall, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling

9.00pm – 10.30pm Majlis Penutupan Perayaan Sambutan Ulang Tahun Pertama George Town Sebagai Tapak Warisan Dunia UNESCO Closing Ceremony of The 1st Anniversary George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site Celebration – Khoo Kongsi, Lebuh Cannon

Meanwhile, an ICT Week, perhaps in conjunction with the start of PIKOM ICT Month, is also being celebrated at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)’s Minden Campus, at its Eureka Complex and Student Main Hall, beginning 23 JUL 2009 until tomorrow, 26 JUL 2009. Read more about the programmes schedule at Enovate‘s Website. Other programmes at USM include a movie screening – Afdlin Shauki‘s Pappadom at Dewan Tunku Syed Putra, today at 8pm and; a Gostan Forward solo performance lecture by Marion D’Cruz at Panggung Sasaran, tomorrow, Sunday at 3pm.

Japanese Film Festival 2009 @ Gurney Plaza (26-28jun09)

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The annual Japanese Film Festival is heading to town again. Don’t miss the opportunity to see good Japanese movies. One of the 8 titles we are screening this year is “Departure”, the winner of Best Foreign Language Film at 81st Academy Awards.

This is the best chance for you to spend some pleasures time with your loved ones. Perhaps, you can have a date with your father for a movie on the Father’s Day with an affordable ticket price. Show your love and care to him! The ticket price is RM5 per screening, except “Departures”.

Duration: 18 (Thu) – 22 (Mon) June 2009
Venue: GSC Mid Valley & GSC 1 Utama
Ticket: RM5 per screening (The price for “Departures” will be normal prevailing ticket price)
Reservation: Call GSC at 03-8312 3456 or log on to

Duration: 26 (Fri) – 28 (Sun) June 2009
Venue: GSC Gurney Plaza
Ticket: RM5 per screening (The price for “Departures” will be normal prevailing ticket price)
Reservation: Call GSC at 04-222 3456 or log on to

* Booking can be made from 2 days before the screening.
** If reservation is full, tickets may be available for walk-in purchase at participating cinemas.

The list of films to be screened is as follows:
*** All films are in Japanese with English subtitles

SYNOPSIS (click here)

Departures / おくりびと
by TAKITA Yojiro (滝田洋二郎), 2008, 130min

PACO and the Magical Book / パコと魔法の絵本
by NAKASHIMA Tetsuya (中島哲也), 2008, 105min

All Around Us / ぐるりのこと
by HASHIGUCHI Ryosuke (橋口亮輔), 2008, 140min

ALWAYS-Sunset on Third Street-2 / ALWAYS 続・三丁目の夕日
by YAMAZAKI Takashi (山崎貴), 2007, 146min

After School / アフター・スクール
by UCHIDA Kenji (内田けんじ), 2007, 102min

Breathe in, Breathe out / 深呼吸の必要
by SHINOHARA Tetsuo (篠原哲雄), 2004, 123min

How to Become Myself / あしたの私のつくり方
by ICHIKAWA Jun (市川準), 2007, 97min

The Bandage Club / 包帯クラブ
by TSUTSUMI Yukihiko (堤幸彦), 2007, 118min

Notes: Titles are subject to change in the case of unforeseeable matters.

See full schedule at Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur website.

Time to watch your Reps! (20-28 APR 2009)

State Legislative Assembly Members (ADUN) of the State of Pulau Pinang is having meetings from today, the Monday 20th of April until the Tuesday the 28th of April 2009. In the spirit of “Competency, Accountability and Transparency” (CAT) of the the Lim Guan Eng government, the meetings are broadcasted live via the Internet. (click on the image on the right to stream the live video or previously recorded sessions)

Refer below charts for sessions schedule:-

Refer below chart for a complete list of the present State Legislative of Penang members (click below images to view the larger versions:-

For more updates or to submit comments with regards to the video streaming service, visit the official website for the State Government of Penang.

Biggest TALK on Blogs & Web 3.0 in Penang!

For more information and registration, register by or before Friday, 20 MAR 2009 at the official website for Social Entrepreneurs’ Club of Balik Pulau (KUSBP).

YB Sr. Hj Muhamad Farid bin Hj Saad is scheduled officiate the event, starting at 8:30 am on Sunday, 22 MAR 2009, at Dewan Balora (next to K-Kommunity/JKKK Kongsi Building), Balik Pulau, Penang.

Panels for Forum on “Role of (New) Mass Media for Local Socio-economic Development include experts from all four sectors of the community – policy makers, academic, industry and social NGO.

Learn how the new media is not just for “goBlogs“, but for Trillion Ringgits worth of economy within the next few years – How not be left asleep, passed by the wave of Globalization!

This event is brought to you in collaboration with the Council for Entrepreneur Development – Southwest District of Penang (MPUD-DBD), Technopreneur Development Division of the Malaysian Multimedia Development Corporation (TeDD-MDeC) and Penang Association of ICT Entrepreneurs (ICT Penang).

This event is a Prelude to MSC Malaysia/NEF Netbash & Innotech 2009, scheduled for 25 MAR 2009 @ PDC Bayan Baru.

Use your Barcode Reader (also available on selected mobile phones) to transfer the event details to your mobile devices. Learn more about above QR code at WikiPedia.


新年快乐 (xīnnián kuàilè) – Happy Chinese New Year!

Have a great holiday!

The seven principles to success

10 Januari – Mahasiswa perlu menghayati 7 prinsip utama dalam menjayakan universiti setelah dipilih sebagai universiti APEX pertama negara ini. Ketujuh-tujuh prinsip tersebut ialah Masa Hadapan, Kelainan, Kelestarian, Kemanusiaan, Kesejagatan, Perubahan dan Pengorbanan.

Dalam ucapannya kepada lebih 300 orang pemimpin pelajar yang menghadiri Kursus Kepimpinan di dewan kuliah U, USM, Naib Canselor, Prof. Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak menjelaskan bahawa kejayaan USM sebagai sebuah Universiti APEX dapat dicapai melalui penghayatan dan pengisian terhadap ketujuh-tujuh prinsip tersebut.

Read the entire “TUJUH PRINSIP KEJAYAAN UNIVERSITI APEX” article at Berita USM.

What’s hot in Penang this Week (28 DEC – 3 JAN 2008)

Penang Welcomes Investment From St Jude Medical
Bernama, Malaysia –
PENANG, Jan 2 (Bernama) — St Jude Medical, a medical device company plans to invest US$30 million (RM108 million) in Penang. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng …
Penang CM urges patience over land title conversion New Straits Times
RM108m medical plant to be built in Penang The Malaysian Insider
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Party cut short for 60 revellers in KL and Penang
Malaysia Star, Malaysia –
KUALA LUMPUR: Revellers had much fun during the New Year eve gatherings here and in Penang but some even got carried away, resulting in the arrest of 60 …
Penang attracts RM9.47 billion in investments for first 10 months …
New Straits Times, Malaysia – 30 Dec 2008
Investments in Penang for the first ten months of this year increased to RM9.47 billion from RM4.77 billion in the same period last year. …
Guan Eng speaks of silver lining for Penang in grey 2009 outlook The Malaysian Insider
Guan Eng’s new year resolution – be nice Malaysia Kini
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Project towards making Penang smoke-free
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – 31 Dec 2008
PENANG: The Clearinghouse for Tobacco Control (CTob) at the National Poison Centre in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) is to undertake a pilot project to …

Malaysia Star
Passion for postcards
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – 14 hours ago
Ng (right), with Penang Philatelic Society member Dr Chua Hock Khoon, going through postcards from Ng’s collection. There is also a picture of a horse-drawn …
HSBC Amanah in Juru Auto City
The Sun Daily, Malaysia –
HSBC Amanah Malaysia Bhd recently opened its second branch in Juru Auto City, Penang, with its CEO Musa Abdul Malek and chairman Irene Mitchell Dorner …
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Malaysia Today, Malaysia –
As a former heart patient , who had surgery performed in Penang Hospital Heart Centre , another government facility offering cardiac services, …
Patient’s interest comes first Sun2Surf
IJN should not be taken over The Malaysian Insider
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Free concert to welcome 2009 in Penang
The Sun Daily, Malaysia – 30 Dec 2008
PENANG (Dec 30): Come join the stars in ushering in the New Year at the Maxis-Jia Yu Countdown Party @ Queensbay Mall tomorrow night. …
Rapid Penang offers cash prizes to lucky commuters
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – 30 Dec 2008
By TUNKU SHAHARIAH GEORGE TOWN: To encourage people to use public transport, Rapid Penang is ushering in the Lunar New Year with a contest that offers …
Lim Tells Anwar To Maintain Discipline Of PKR Leaders
Bernama, Malaysia –
PENANG, Jan 2 (Bernama) — Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) advisor Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim should maintain discipline among PKR leaders to ensure the people’s …
How long can Pakatan’s united front last? New Straits Times
A well-known unknown The Malaysian Insider
The dark horse of Kuala Terengganu Malaysia Today
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Malam Semarak di Ambang Tahun Baru 2009

Kawasan Rukun Tetangga Taman Desaria Sri Merpati telah menganjurkan Malam Semarak di Ambang Tahun Baru 2009. (klik di sini untuk berita lanjut)