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November 2016 COVER STORY

Halal: An Industry with a Bright Future

With an international market worth trillions of dollars, Penang is actively tapping into the highly lucrative halal business. But as with any thriving industry, it is not without its own unique set of challenges.

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A DAY IN THE LIFE

Let’s Talk Food – Across Religious Divides

Let’s Talk Food – Across Religious Divides

FEATURE

Malaysia is Like a Plate of Nasi Kandar

From its origins as a simple meal to fill the tummy, nasi kandar has become a Malaysian institution.

FEATURE

A Model for Libraries of the Future

A Model for Libraries of the Future

FEATURE

Green Homes at the Edge of George Town

State-of-the-art architecture and a commitment to green living give the upcoming Sandilands project much appeal.

FEATURE

Trishaws – Another Sunset Industry

One repairs trishaws, the other pedals them. Both share uncertain futures in an industry on the wane.

FEATURE

The Word and the World(Part One)

Literary translators connect cultures from different parts of the globe, and Penang's role in the history of the art is by no means insignificant

PROFILE

With Enough Optimism, Success Will Come

Datuk Abdul Malik Abul Kassim has had his share of ups and downs in life, but sheer tenacity continues to pull him through.

FEATURE

Technology Transforms the Halal Industry

Things are looking good for one of Malaysia’s sunrise industries.

PHOTO ESSAY

A Rite of Passage

A group of Rohingya boys step on the threshold to adulthood.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

A Short History of Penang’s Malay Publishing Industry

The printing presses in Penang have been humming for over two centuries.

CARPE DIEM

Stop BN’s Electoral Robbery with Bersih 5

The Election Commission's re-delineation exercise is nothing short of creative abuse.

FEATURE

Local Democracy Awaits a Resurrection

It has been 45 years since the death knell rang for local elections in Penang.

FEATURE

A Return to Real Democracy

The restoration of local elections will ensure that our democracy can finally blossom.

FEATURE

A Tranquil Town for Snaps and Seafood

Quaint and rich in history, Bukit Tambun transports us back in time.

FOOTPRINTS

Zero Waste for Quality Living

A greener lifestyle works wonders on the pocket, freeing one to truly enjoy life.

PENANG PALETTE

A Journey into the Testy World of Colonial Art

The Artist and Empire: (En)countering Colonial Legacies exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore explores the issues of post-colonialism and decolonisation.

STATISTICS

The Global Halal Industry in Malaysia and Penang

The Global Halal Industry in Malaysia and Penang

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FEATURE
Jun 2017

Another Unesco Listing on the Cards for Penang?

The biosphere reserve listing would ensure Penang Hill's forests are preserved and researched.

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

Suukee Nang: What it Means to be Hainanese

Local Hainanese take pride in their esprit de corps.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2017

The Botanic Gardens: A Tale of Gloom and Bloom

At over a century old, Penang's Botanic Gardens have an illustrious past.

STATISTICS
Jun 2017

Tourism and Ecotourism in Numbers

The industry is the second main source of income for Penang.