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iPay88 inks new partnership with @CAT

2018 Feb 14

iPay88 Holding Sdn Bhd (formerly known as iPay88 Sdn Bhd) (iPay88), an NTT Data company as well as a Malaysia-based leading provider of online payment service solutions in Asean, has announced its partnership with @CAT Penang. The community-run programme is supported by the Penang State Government via its Invest Penang programme.

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Honeywell keen to proceed with Penang MRO project

2018 Feb 12

Honeywell International Inc says its plan to establish a new aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility at the group’s aircraft parts manufacturing plant in Penang is still in the preparation stage. Brian Davis, the VP for Asia Pacific said the MRO expansion in Penang is crucial to cater for the increasing aircraft fleet within the Southeast Asian region.

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Penang Medical College to help state become global health tourism hub

2018 Feb 10

Penang Medical College (PMC) Sdn Bhd plans to provide the necessary human capital for the state to fully explore its potential as a global leader in medical tourism and innovative healthcare. To illustrate the growing importance of medical tourism, the Malaysian Health Travel Council, estimated that about 60% of medical tourists coming to Malaysia ended up in Penang.

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The Nordics in Penang: business solutions, brands, production and design

2018 Feb 10

As Penang develops and its economy keeps on growing, Nordic business solutions and brands can meet certain needs, use it for production and cater to consumer demand (such as in the example of H&M and Ikea). Penang now also supports to build up the local eco-system for start-ups, which ought to catch the Nordics’ attention.

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Economic benefits in direct flights between Doha, Penang

2018 Feb 08

Multiple economic benefits are expected to be derived from both Qatar and Penang with the start of direct flights between Doha and Penang. Doha's Hamad International Airport is renowned as one of then top aviation hubs in the world with connection to over 150 destinations worldwide in six continents. Penang meanwhile has a reputation as the Silicon Valley of the East as well as a top three tourism destination in Malaysia, and the hub for the northern region.

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Qatar Airways commences inaugural service to Penang

2018 Feb 07

Award-winning airline, Qatar Airways, commenced its inaugural service to Penang Tuesday, its second destination in Malaysia, in continuation of its robust expansion throughout Southeast Asia. The airline's Boeing 787 Dreamliner touched down at Penang International Airport at 2.30pm yesterday. 

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Penang airport to welcome two regional airlines this year — MAHB

2018 Feb 07

The Penang International Airport (PIA) is expected to welcome two regional airlines this year prior to the expansion to increase its passenger capacity. Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) Managing Director, Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, said the two airlines have never flown to the state.

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Boston Scientific eyes higher output from Penang plant

2018 Feb 06

Boston Scientific expects production at its Penang facility to rise by up to 10 per cent annually starting from 2019. The medical device manufacturer’s facility in Batu Kawan Industrial Park here is currently at 25 per cent capacity with two clean rooms.

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A truly beautiful island

2018 Feb 05

CHIEF Minister Lim Guan Eng has suggested ‘Cun-nya Pulau Pinang’ (Penang is gorgeous) for the state’s tourism slogan for 2018. Although it has yet to be unveiled, Lim said the slogan would be in line with Penang’s achievement as not only a clean state, but a greener, healthier and safer state that is well-known worldwide.

 

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International school shortlisted for award

2018 Feb 04

THE Prince of Wales Island International School (POWIIS) in Penang is one of four schools worldwide shortlisted for an International School of the Year by the TES Independent School Awards 2018. POWIIS is the only representative for Asia, the other 3 being British School Muscat, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi and Jumeirah College.

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