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August 2016 COVER STORY

An Arts Agenda for Penang

The state's arts scene has grown organically into a colourful, vibrant landscape. Even so, could it also benefit from the establishment of an executive agency for arts and culture?

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UTTER ECONOMICS

Where Does Our EPF Money Go?

We explore Malaysia’s pension fund, which collects a staggering RM5bil per month.

FOOTPRINTS

A Pitstop for the Hungry and Needy

KL's Pitstop Community Cafe is a whole new way of addressing homelessness.

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Embracing the Past, Present and Future of Bahasa Malaysia

KATA KATA 2100 explores the evolution of the national language.

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How Does Brexit affect Malaysians?

What repercussions are in store for Malaysia with the UK vote to leave the EU?

PEAKS AND PARKS

On the Isle of Outcasts

A hike across Pulau Jerejak reveals remnants of the past.

CARPE DIEM

Malaysia’s Parliament and Courts– No Longer Supreme

The degeneration of the country's tripartite structure.

FEATURE

Musica Sinfonietta– Born of Penang’s Cultural Bosom

Penang's youngest orchestra was formed by a passionate few.

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PDC – Making Penang Lead

The Penang Development Corporation has paved the way for progress since the 1970s.

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The Common Ice Cream Goes Upmarket

Penang’s frozen desserts are no longer taken for granted.

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Three Who Found the Call of Music Irresistible

Turning one’s passion into a career is a bold step few of us dare take.

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Zooming in on Bugs

Three photographer friends dedicate themselves to capturing life in the undergrowth.

STATISTICS

The Arts in Numbers

The figures on arts-related societies and arts and humanities education.

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