The Star was first published on Sept 9, 1971, starting off as a regional newspaper with its plant in George Town, Penang. Its birth created a couple of firsts in the country - it was the first tabloid and the first English language daily to be printed using the web-offset process. On June 23, 1995, Star Publications created history when it became the first Malaysian newspaper - and the third in Asia - to launch a World Wide Web edition. The Star also achieved a new milestone in its corporate history in 1995 by being listed on the Main Board of the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange. In the year 2000, The Star relocated in stages to its very own 17-storey premises, Menara Star in Section 16, Petaling Jaya.