Bad weather in Sicily blamed for huge power cut in Malta

Stormy weather in Sicily has been blamed for Malta’s latest power cut. Thousands of homes were left without electricity for more than five hours on Monday morning. Shops were also plunged into darkness and some were forced to close, just two days before Christmas. Enemalta said that a fault had occurred on the interconnector cable […]

8 Autumn Walks To Love & Try In the Maltese Islands

  Malta isn’t always associated with walking, but the lack of exploration among the Islands misses a huge part of the countryside that makes Malta so stunning. There are some great walks where you could even take a stroll by the secluded coastlines, trek the dramatic cliff tops, or ramble the rugged countryside.   These […]

Vintage photos show Malta enjoying summer over the years

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that Malta comes alive during the summer. These photographs provide a fascinating glimpse at life in the Maltese Islands during the hot weather. From children learning how to swim at San Gorg Lido to families splashing in the sea at Mellieha Bay, people in Malta and Gozo have long enjoyed getting […]

One in seven of us in Malta is not Maltese

One in seven people in Malta is not Maltese, according to new figures from the EU. Eurostat revealed that 14 per cent of the people living in Malta were born overseas, compared to just 7.8 per cent on average in the EU. The situation in Luxembourg is the most extreme, with almost half the population, […]

A haunted Guesthouse in Gozo? Maltese woman shares her chilling story

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Do you believe in ghosts and the haunted? What would you do if you travel to the island of Gozo for a weekend break and find that the Guesthouse you’re staying in is haunted? A Maltese woman who wishes to remain anonymous shares her chilling story. ‘My husband, son and I went up to Gozo […]

Your cat knows its own name, say scientists

Hey Kitty! Yes, you. A new study suggests that our pet cats know their own names. No surprise to you or most cat owners in Malta, right? But now scientists claim they have provided the first experimental evidence that cats can distinguish between words that we people say, like dogs do. But whether cats care […]

The 7 stages every person goes through on April Fool’s!

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Getting pranked on April Fool’s is a rite of passage, you expect it to happen even though you desperately don’t want it to! And no matter how hard you try, to not fall for it year after year, someone, somewhere will probably manage to fool you. So without further ado, here are the 7 stages […]

Vintage photos show Malta enjoying the sun over the years

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that Malta comes alive during the summer. These photographs provide a fascinating glimpse at life in the Maltese Islands during the hot weather. From children learning how to swim at San Gorg Lido to families splashing in the sea at Mellieha Bay, people in Malta and Gozo have long enjoyed getting […]

5 Maltese situations you can get out of and blame the bad weather

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There are 2 kinds of people in the world. Those who love winter and the rainy weather, and those who use bad weather as an excuse to get out of things they never felt like doing in the first place … like 1. Going to see Nanna via GIPHY It’s your turn to visit nanna […]

Malta facts in figures: The Maltese Islands by numbers

Malta boasts a wealth of culture and history. That’s why it’s become so popular with holidaymakers, with more than 3.4 million people flocking to the Maltese Islands in 2018 alone. If you’d like to learn a little more about Malta, Gozo and Comino, we’ve delved deep into the history of the islands. From the houses […]

Take a step back in time to Valletta 100 years ago

These stunning black-and-white photos provide a fascinating glimpse of Malta’s capital city in bygone decades – when trams regularly ran through the streets and the famous Theatre Royal was still a popular entertainment venue. The images feature all manner of goings-on in Valletta around 100 years ago, from familiar sights of commuters and shoppers to […]

‘Doortraits’ are the latest online trend sweeping Malta

A new photography trend is taking Malta by storm. ‘Doortraits’, or portraits of interesting Maltese doors are all over Instagram. In fact, there’s a growing community of people sharing their love for gorgeous entryways via the hashtags #doortrait and #maltadoors. Of all the things one could express through art, why doors? Lisa Gwen Baldacchino, who […]

How well do you know Malta from the air?

Malta’s beauty has been captured in a new series of stunning aerial photographs. The images are the perfect way to see Malta’s landmarks from a unique perspective. The pictures looking down on Malta were snapped by photographer Harri Itkonen. He told 89.7 Bay: ‘These are not drone photographs. ‘I actually took these with my trusty […]

The most breathtaking sunsets over Malta revealed

It happens every single day, but somehow a sunset never loses its allure. Nature’s version of a supermodel, they look divine from every angle, against any backdrop. One thing is for sure: you can’t beat a Maltese sunset. 89.7 Bay fans have captured some stunning sunset shots over Malta and Gozo this year. These striking […]

Which type of Maltese office worker are you?

When you spend the majority of your day at work, you spend a lot of time dealing with colleagues. Some you like, some you don’t, but do you have any of these characters in your office or work place? 1. The Office Mamma Bear Ever wondered what your nanna was like when she was younger? […]