Malta’s biggest charity run is happening this weekend

Malta’s largest charity fun run will be held on Sunday with thousands of people expected to take part. Money collected during The President’s Solidarity Fun Run will be donated to The Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation. The fun run celebrates its 11th anniversary this year, with President George Vella heading the event. It starts at 10am from […]

Amazing film footage shows life in Malta in 1969

Rare colour video footage shows the hustle and bustle of Malta in 1969. The 90-second clip, shared by the Kino Library, gives the audience a fascinating insight into what life was like in Malta almost 50 years ago. We see vintage cars on the streets – as well as horse-drawn carts – and people going about […]

BBC Concert Orchestra to stage free concert in Malta

Music fans in Malta are in for a real treat next week. Britain’s leading orchestra is coming to the island to perform a free open air concert at the Granaries in Floriana. The event, Lights! Camera! Malta! will be held on Wednesday 17 July from 9pm, featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra and presented by veteran actor Charles […]

19 tonnes of rubbish collected after Isle of MTV

A staggering 19 tonnes of waste have been collected in Floriana following the massive Isle of MTV Malta concert. Staff from Clean Malta worked through the night following the spectacular show on the Granaries. Thousands of bottles, cans, cups and food wrappers were swept up within hours, leaving the area looking spotless by morning. Floriana’s […]

Malta’s biggest fireworks festival confirms 2019 locations

Fireworks season is fast approaching in Malta, and there’s nothing we love more than to watch rockets launch into the night’s sky with a boom. The locations of this year’s Malta International Fireworks Festival have been revealed by 89.7 Bay. The event, which is completely free, will be held over four spectacular nights – in Mqabba, […]

13 iconic images of Valletta bus station over the years

It is one of Malta’s best-known landmarks – and these photographs show how life has changed at the City Gate bus station over the decades. Here, we take a look at how the area has changed over the years, with incredible Bay Retro images from the 1910s to the 1990s showing Malta’s electric trams, coloured […]

Valletta’s beautiful Christmas nativity scene is unveiled

Malta is gearing up for a festive transformation this week. The Christmas nativity scene has officially opened, marking the start of festive season. The life-size crib was set up in Triton Square in Valletta, a stone’s throw away from the newly-restored fountain. The stunning nativity scene was designed and created by the talented Gozitan artist Manwel […]

10 things you probably never knew about Floriana

Floriana is sometimes wrongly described as ‘Valletta’s suburb’. The town is located just outside the Maltese capital city and was founded in 1634. Grandmaster de Paule, sensing another attack by the Ottoman Turks, brought over an Italian engineer, Pietro Paolo Floriani, who built further fortifications in the town. This is where Floriana gets its name from. […]

Explore Malta’s secret underground station

Thousands of us drive past it every day, but few have any idea about Malta’s abandoned underground railway station. Built during the heyday of Victorian rail travel, Floriana Station was opened in 1883. It allowed passengers to commute by train between Valletta, Birkirkara, Hamrun, Attard, Mtarfa and Mdina. Despite its initial success, the Malta Railway […]

First look at proposed ‘Malta Eye’ in Floriana

Malta could soon have its own version of the London Eye. The first designs have been unveiled for a proposed sightseeing wheel next to the Granaries in Floriana. Just like the London Eye, it would have a series of pods which can each seat a number of people. The proposed wheel, which would be 45-metres […]

Malta’s Triton Fountain to be turned off for a week

It’s become one of Malta’s most popular spots for taking selfies and guarantees hundreds of Instagram likes. But now the Triton Fountain at the entrance to Valletta is to be turned off for a week. The water will be switched off from Wednesday so that cleaning work can be carried out. Limestone deposits, which have […]

Naked tourist fined €1,000 for climbing Maltese fountain

A South African tourist has appeared in court after climbing Malta’s Triton Fountain while stark naked. Cheeky holidaymaker Keane Maske, 24, was accused of breach of the peace, offending public morals and appearing naked in a public place. A video showing him clambering up the fountain in the buff, went viral after first appearing on NET […]

Exhibition tells history of Malta’s Triton Fountain

An exhibition about the history of the Triton Fountain has opened at the Maltese Parliament in Valletta. As well as telling the story of how the iconic monument was recently refurbished, the exhibition features some of the original designs by Maltese sculptor Vincent Apap. The artist, who died in 2003, was well-known for designing public […]

Easy to use ‘smart screens’ installed around Valletta

Ten ‘smart screens’ providing information about Malta’s tourist attractions have been installed in Valletta. The user-friendly interactive screens will help visitors find their way around Malta’s beautiful capital city. Valletta 2018 bosses are confident they will prove popular with tourists and locals alike. The screens will also feature descriptions of key tourist attractions plus news […]

Maltese tenor ‘nails it’ at ‘magical’ Floriana concert

He’s known around the world as the Maltese tenor. And Joseph Calleja certainly didn’t disappoint Malta on Saturday night as he performed in front of a massive home crowd in Floriana. He was joined on stage by Italian legend Andrea Bocelli, Welsh opera star Sir Bryn Terfel, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, Eurovision singer Destiny and […]

Tritons return to City Gate fountain after facelift

Malta’s Tritons are back home. The three huge figures that form the Tritons fountain at City Gate in Valletta have been put back in their place after being cleaned and refurbished by experts in Italy. The bronze figures have been restored to their former glory as part of a €4 million facelift of the area. […]