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September 2015 COVER STORY

Putting Pulau Tikus on the map

Rich in history and rich in culture, this beloved township is drawing more attention than ever before.

Also in this issue

FEATURE

Election fever! Memories of a by-election gone by

The Permatang Pauh by-election campaign earlier this year was, in true Malaysian style, carnivalesque.

FEATURE

PARK(ing) Day: Reclaiming urban space, one bay at a time

Penangites get the chance to be creative with their public space.

IN MEMORIAM

A tribute to Marco Giovanni Battistotti (1966-2015)

In loving memory of a hotelier extraordinaire and a truly kind soul.

PHOTO ESSAY

A glance at Pulau Tikus Market

The market turns 60 this year. We take a look at its offerings and its traders.

FEATURE

A heritage trail of nostalgia (and food)

Yeoh Siew Hoon joins the Pulau Tikus Heritage Trail and takes a walk down memory lane.

FEATURE

Penang people are more diverse than you think…

We explore three of the unique communities nestled in Pulau Tikus.

FEATURE

An avant-garde hotel for Pulau Tikus

The skyline of Persiaran Gurney is colourfully different at night – and here's why.

FEATURE

Old shops face new realities

Just how do old school businesses in Pulau Tikus cope with changes and changing trends?

FEATURE

Novel businesses on the block

We take a look at the new businesses in Pulau Tikus and find out how they keep up with the competition.

PENANG PROFILE

A designer wise to the streets of Pulau Tikus

From his humble beginnings, Richard Rivalee describes how he became a bonafide fashion designer.

UTTER ECONOMICS

Winners and losers as the Ringgit falls

Who stands to gain or lose from our sliding Ringgit?

FEATURE

A balanced society? The planning must start now

It's time to talk about the future of planning in Penang.

PEAKS AND PARKS

A very well-kept secret jungle trail

Deliciously hidden, Taman Rimba offers spectacular views and high adventure to hiking enthusiasts.

FOOTPRINTS

The Jacks of all trades of Ba Kelalan

Resourcefulness and versatility are key traits of the folks in Ba Kelalan.

PENANG PALETTE

Paris – Source of inspiration for local artists

The city of romance is also the muse to many Malaysian artists.

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Three generations of Malaysian fusion cooks.

PENANG PALETTE
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Wandering Souls in a Forbidden Land

A tribute to the late Malaysian artist Zulkifli Mohd Dahalan.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
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The Botanic Gardens: A Tale of Gloom and Bloom

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

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
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Why Penang YWCA is Such a Landmark

The organisation has been empowering women for over a century.