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August 2015 COVER STORY

RIDING THE TECH TIGER

Penang invests in people taking risks in the region’s newest industry

Also in this issue

FEATURE

Romancing Penang’s Ferry

All aboard! Butterworth Fringe Festival casts off with much promise.

FEATURE

Staging stories of iconic women

The Naga Women Festival earlier this year showcased womanhood through dance and music.

PHOTO ESSAY

The Temuan of Ulu Yam

Much has changed for the Orang Asli of Selangor, but at the same time, much hasn't.

FEATURE

P. Ramlee: A Penang superstar

As P. Ramlee The Musical heads to our shores, we unravel the tumultuous life of the visionary man.

FEATURE

A book that questions race and probes history

Ariffin Omar is not afraid to ruffle a few feathers with his book, Bangsa Melayu.

FEATURE

Corruption and cronyism: Two sides of the same coin

Scratch the surface of the MARA scandal and you'll find that it's the same few faces.

PROFILE

Cartoons for the people

Zunar is determined to draw the truth – but that doesn't mean he can't make us laugh at the same time.

HEALTH

Best to breastfeed

Breastfeeding gains traction in Malaysia, and baby-friendly institutions lead the way.

FEATURE

Saintly relics for Penang church

A young church in Sungai Ara is home to not just one, but two saints.

TALK-TALK ONLY

The “banality of evil” in Malaysia

What happens when people cease to consider the moral implications of what they do?

FOOTPRINTS

Paddy planting: Rise of the machines (or maybe not)

The folks of Ba Kelalan in Sarawak find machine planting to be a bit of a hassle.

FEATURE

Making music tell stories

Behind every song, there is a tale – as we found out during this year's Penang World Music Festival.

PENANG PALETTE

Taking water and colours to new heights

Meet Chang Fee Ming, a game-changer known for pushing the parameters of his art.

STATISTICS

Measuring creativity

We provide the numbers on the local creative industry.

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The Waterman of Penang

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

A DAY IN THE LIFE
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The Saree Merchant

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

FEATURE
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Malaysia: Absolutely a Secular State

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

COVER STORY
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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.