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June 2016 COVER STORY

A New Era Comes to Balik Pulau

From affordable housing to quaint homestays and getting in touch with nature and the land, the township is undergoing an interesting revival.

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IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM: ANDY GROVE

A tribute to the former Intel President.

PROFILE

Mahathir: “People must be able to hold their heads up.”

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad talks about what motivates him in an exclusive interview.

PHOTO ESSAY

Balik Pulau: A Pace Apart

Forty-five minutes from George Town, life moves at a different stride.

FEATURE

A New Lease of Life for Rumah Kampung

Traditional Malay houses are lovingly maintained south-west of the island.

FEATURE

Balik Pulau – Where Cottage Industries Still Survive

Homemade, local and original, family businesses find ways to thrive.

FEATURE

Durians are a Growing Industry

It's that time of the year again to savour the King of Fruits.

FEATURE

Where Students Return to be Teachers

At SMJK Sacred Heart, dedicated teachers inspire future generations of the school.

FEATURE

Going Back to Nature Comes Naturally

Pastoral delights abound at Balik Pulau.

CARPE DIEM

Fixing the Constitutional Lacuna May Be Easier Than We Think

With two parallel systems of justice and limited powers for the High Court, a final arbiter is urgently needed.

FEATURE

The Remarkable Resurgence of Penang’s Hindu Endowment Board

The once-ailing Hindu Endowment Board has seen a phenomenal turnaround – thanks to the efforts of a dedicated few.

PROFILE

The Force behind the Festivals

Passionate and motivated by the search for excellence, Yeoh Jun Lin takes delight in organising the Borneo Jazz Festival and Rainforest World Music Festival.

PEAKS AND PARKS

A Haunt in the Hills

A trail of adventure – and of the creepy sort!

FOOTPRINTS

The 2008 Revolution Continues to Bear Unforeseen Fruits

A plucky entrepreneur returns post-12th General Elections to shake up the indie movement.

PENANG PALETTE

Bull Market for South-East Asian Art

The South-East Asian art market bears watching.

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Dec 2017

Taste, in Words

They write the stories that make the whole world hungry.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Dec 2017

Food and Politics

What has food got to do with politics?

FEATURE
Dec 2017

The Legacy of Taste

After several generations, they have perfected age-old family recipes.

FEATURE
Dec 2017

A Snack Well Worth Waiting For

Call it ban chien kueh or apam, a pancake by any other name would taste just as sweet.

FEATURE
Dec 2017

Butterworth Food Trail

There's something to eat, anytime of the day, in Butterworth.