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July 2016 COVER STORY

Where the Sea Meets the City is Where the World Meets Penang

Intrinsically linked to the water, George Town's waterfront is where it all began – and it still continues to amaze.

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EDITORIAL

Penang’s Waterfronts May be Its Future Identity

Penang’s Waterfronts May be Its Future Identity

FEATURE

Public Transport Must be Affordable, Convenient – and Sustainable

For a public transport system to succeed, both pull and push factors are needed.

FEATURE

A Pulsating Play that is a Stroll of Rediscovery

Pearl of the Eastern & Oriental promises audiences an enchanting story.

FEATURE

Penang and Kuching Redefine Malaysia’s Urban Cool

The two cities are revitalising through the arts.

PHOTO ESSAY

By the Water’s Edge

Jonathan Lim captures the hustle and bustle of George Town’s waterfront.

FEATURE

Rice Miller: A Projection of Penang’s Pioneer Spirit

The perseverance of the people behind The Rice Miller Project is an inspiration.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

The Tongkang – Symbol of the Entrepot Age

Once an iconic figure during Penang Harbour’s heyday,discover the crucial role of the lighters that shuttled between massive hulking cargo ships and the port.

FEATURE

The Changing Harbour Front

The waterfront mirrors Penang’s history.

CARPE DIEM

Hudud Threatens the Future of Malaysia

The hudud issue arises again – and we must address it with greater urgency.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR

No Smooth Sailing for the Second Half of 2016

Forecast for the Malaysian and Penang economy for the second half of the year.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR

Wanted: Employees!

As labour demand increases, labour supply struggles to catch up.

FEATURE

Memories of a Reserve Currency Collapse

Will what happened in Penang in 1967 happen on a global scale soon?

FOOTPRINTS

The Borneo Market – Celebrating East Malaysia in Serdang

A place that easily bridges Malaysia’s two halves.

PENANG PALETTE

History and Heritage Carved with Heart

More than a traditional wood carver, Yeap Siew Kay is a master craftsman – and part of Penang's living heritage.

STATISTICS

A Look at George Town’s Waterfront

What is the land use and population density of the waterfront area?

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The Waterman of Penang

Kam U-Tee toiled to bring water to all at an affordable price.

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Between Fact and Fiction

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A DAY IN THE LIFE
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The Saree Merchant

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