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October 2015 COVER STORY

Is Penang’s tourism on the right track?

Striking the right balance is key to success for George Town’s tourism.

Also in this issue

FEATURE

A right time for novel fashion, retail and architecture

Gurney Paragon Mall is home to retail and F&B, as well as culture and heritage.

FEATURE

Penang targets non-traditional tourists

Be it for work or sports, Penang is a magnet for many.

PHOTO ESSAY

Dreaming in Malaysia

They work in our construction sites and recycling plants; factories and households. Photographer Chris Jung sheds some light on the lives of our migrant workers.

FEATURE

Giving the people a say – it’s their money after all

The people of Machang Bubok get to vote on how RM100,000 will be spent.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

The swashbuckling municipal president of Penang

Sjovald Hoseason Cunyngham-Brown was a civil servant, soldier, adventurer, activist and more.

FEATURE

Going Dutch: Lessons in urban amenity from Amsterdam

Holland's capital balances the competing needs of tourists and locals.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR

The tourists keep coming!

We examine the mobility of tourists in Penang.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR

Putting them up for the night

Penang's hotels continue to enjoy high occupancy rates.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR

Medical tourism: A billion-ringgit industry for Penang

The island's medical tourism industry continues to grow.

FEATURE

One country’s Merdeka is another’s damage control

To gain a fuller insight into Malaysia’s attainment of independence, we need to look at the adjacent puzzle pieces as well.

FEATURE

An indie protest

Art, debate, lectures and charades. Bersih 4 was much more than just a protest.

FEATURE

Malaysia’s troubled state

What might Malaysia’s political future hold?

REVIEW

Stories from some young Malay minds

New book Young and Malay captures the experiences of nine different types of modern Malay identities.

PROFILE

Living hyphenated

Malaysian-Australian writer, poet, musician and spoken word artist Omar Musa talks about identity and art.

FOOTPRINTS

In the shelter of family trees

Family history is of essential importance to folks in Ba Kelalan, and for good reason.

PENANG PALETTE

Loving the art and the artist

For some artists, Cupid struck at the first brushstroke.

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Pondering Malaysia’s Socio-economic Pessimism

The country has grown, both economically and demographically. At the same time, modern societal issues need addressing.

FEATURE
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Between Fact and Fiction

Mei Fong and Zen Cho make reverberating impacts in their respective genres.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Malaysia: Absolutely a Secular State

According to the Constitution, Malaysia is a secular state. But this notion is lost on many.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

The Waterman of Penang

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

A DAY IN THE LIFE
Oct 2017

The Saree Merchant

Ashok Kumar Poduval has been running Umayal Textiles on Lebuh Penang for over 30 years.