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September 2016 COVER STORY

The Mainland Awakens

Seberang Perai is undergoing massive transformation – but not without its own unique challenges.

Also in this issue

BEGINNINGS

The Evolution of Gurney Drive and Its Name

Did you know that the popular promenade was almost renamed “Pantai Merdeka”?

FEATURE

A Properly Financed Transport Plan for the Long Haul

Striking a balance is the rationale of the Penang Transport  Master Plan.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

Penang: The Rebel State (Part One)

Discontent with the Federation of Malaya led the Straits Chinese elite of Penang to begin a push towards secession.

FEATURE

Three Historical Markets of George Town

Prangin Market, Chowrasta Market and Campbell Street Market have been the hubs of trade on the island for over a century.

FEATURE

Teaching Students How to Take Heart – and How to Have Heart

A great contribution to society is to teach others to care.

PHOTO ESSAY

Glimpses of Butterworth

In this series of vignettes, Jonathan Lim captures the enduring relevance of Butterworth.

FEATURE

The Kopitiam – Where Cultures Congregate

By serving halal fare, two coffee shops on the mainland prove that food unites.

UTTER ECONOMICS

Do We Really Need Another Billion-Ringgit Airport for the North?

At the cost of RM1.6bil, a new airport is being proposed – less than an hour's drive from Penang.

FEATURE

Say “Yes” to Vaccines, for Your Children’s Sake

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate – that shouldn't even be a question.

FEATURE

Artisanal, Natural and Organic

The healthy food movement gains traction in Penang.

FEATURE

Hearing the Painting Before Seeing it

Poetry and art go hand-in-hand in "Reading Art".

FEATURE

Rich Music Resonates From Mount Santubong

There is no place more apt for the sounds of ethereal music than Kuching's Rainforest World Music Festival.

CARPE DIEM

Meaningless to Have Syariah Laws without Maqasid Syariah

Excessive preoccupation with the hudud agenda at the expense of the greater objectives of Islam is perilous.

FOOTPRINTS

Grow Your Own Greens Today!

An innovative idea makes planting one's own vegetables at home possible – and fun.

STATISTICS

Why Vaccinate?

Vaccine-preventable diseases are on the rise – as can be seen from the numbers.

PENANG PALETTE

Working a Wonderful World

Sculptor Anthony Lau has an insatiable thirst for the unknown.

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PROFILE
May 2017

A Man with a Mission

It takes courage to make decisions, as businessman and cancer survivor SK Sundaram discovers.

FEATURE
May 2017

Suukee Nang: What it Means to be Hainanese

Local Hainanese take pride in their esprit de corps.

COVER STORY
May 2017

Penang Hokkien On Life Support

With the dialect in danger of disappearing, passionate parties step up and take charge.

FEATURE
May 2017

One More Nyonya Kuih for the Road?

These teatime snacks find their way back into the hearts – and tummies – of locals.

PENANG PALETTE
May 2017

The Freedom Young Artists Can Enjoy

The Young Contemporary Artists competition sees some quirky work.