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FEATURE

A record of Penang’s love of popular music

From P. Ramlee to pop-yeh-yeh, there's a book that captures the heydays of Penang's music scene.

PEAKS AND PARKS

A trail of beauty and history

Our resident hiker takes us on a dramatic – and curious – trek through the Lily Pond Circular Walk.

FEATURE

Can Malaysia achieve high-speed widely penetrative broadband by 2020?

With an Internet speed that lags behind Singapore, Vietnam and even Cambodia, we explore the realities of Malaysia's broadband situation.

PHOTO ESSAY

Entranced (and possessed) in Sumatra

The streets of Berastagi come alive with ritual and mysticism.

FEATURE

It is time we help the stateless among us

Dr Hartini Zainudin, founder of Yayasan Chow Kit and current vice president of Voice of the Children, sheds light on the stateless.

VOICE IN THE CROWD

Let’s clean up our island city

With Penang's upgrade to city status, it's time to upgrade its level of cleanliness as well.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR

Moving towards high-performing shared services and outsourcing

From a traditional transactional services hub to higher value-added knowledgebased activities, Penang’s SSO industry is on the precipice of transformation.

FEATURE

Penang in a nutshell!

George Town Festival 2015's opening performance promises to be something quite different (yet familiar).

FEATURE

Penang: Malaysia’s stepchild or prodigal child?

Scratching at the surface of the 11th Malaysia Plan reveals its shortfalls – and one very worrying exclusion.

FEATURE

Profiling Penang as a culture hub

As the creative economy burgeons, Penang digs its spurs in.

FOOTPRINTS

Where there’s a will, there can be light

We often take electricity for granted, but for the folks of Long Rusu in Sarawak, it is an exercise in cooperation.

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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.

FEATURE
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Between Fact and Fiction

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

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.

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
Oct 2017

The Waterman of Penang

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