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October 2016 COVER STORY

A Revolution in Science Education is Upon Us

While our schools may be found lacking when it comes to science and tech education, several impassioned groups in Penang are working hard to create a vibrant landscape with STEM programmes and cool equipment open to kids from all walks of life.

Also in this issue

FEATURE

Men Who Ran PFS and Inspired Generations

Penang Free School turns 200 this month. We celebrate its three visionaries who made the grade.

FEATURE

Brightening the Future of the Blind

Persatuan Tongkat Putih aims to empower the visually impaired.

FEATURE

The Ten Best Quotes from Intrepid Women Travellers

Inspiring words from women who journey the world.

FEATURE

Feeling at Home in Public

A recent social experiment intends to democratise public spaces in Penang.

FEATURE

Incubating the Innovative

Startups are a challenging business, but with creativity and determination – and a little bit of help – dreams can be achieved.

FEATURE

Picking a Better, Cheaper, Faster Transport System

Hands up those who want a transport plan tailored for a better Penang.

FEATURE

Better, Cheaper, Faster – Really?

A look into ridership and population projection shows the Better, Cheaper Faster alternative transport model might be fundamentally flawed.

FEATURE

It's Time to Cycle to Commute!

Could better facilities spark Penangites to switch from four wheels to two?

FEATURE

Pedalling to a Paradise

Emerald pools and a serene landscape await in Bukit Mertajam.

FEATURE

Pedestrians shall be King!

A campaign by the MBPP seeks to prioritise pedestrians.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

Penang: The Rebel State (Part Two)

Penang's secessionist movement lasted three years, from 1948 to 1951, before losing steam.

PHOTO ESSAY

Bridging the Divide Through Music

George Town Festival's A+SEAN concert musically connects Malaysia and Indonesia.

CARPE DIEM

The Art of Neutering the Malaysian Parliament

The Malaysian Parliament today has been reduced to a token – and parliamentary reforms are badly needed.

PEAKS AND PARKS

Bukit Juru’s Short but Charming Trail

It's only 646 steps to the top of Bukit Juru, and a rewarding seafood treat awaits at the foothill.

FOOTPRINTS

Malaysia’s Oldest Pipe Organ Is Back In Shape

A community’s efforts and some serendipity have kept the Church of the Assumption’s majestic pipe organ in tip-top shape.

PENANG PALETTE

Fired by the Charm of Ceramics

A series of contemporary ceramic exhibitions in recent months has reignited interest in the art.

STATISTICS

The Startup Landscape in Malaysia

We provide the numbers on startups in Malaysia and Penang.

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The Freedom Young Artists Can Enjoy

The Young Contemporary Artists competition sees some quirky work.

FEATURE
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Suukee Nang: What it Means to be Hainanese

Local Hainanese take pride in their esprit de corps.

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One More Nyonya Kuih for the Road?

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