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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.

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Profiling Penang as a culture hub

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

PHOTO ESSAY

Entranced (and possessed) in Sumatra

The streets of Berastagi come alive with ritual and mysticism.

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Penang in a nutshell!

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

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Penang: Malaysia’s stepchild or prodigal child?

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

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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A Snack Well Worth Waiting For

Call it ban chien kueh or apam, a pancake by any other name would taste just as sweet.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Dec 2017

Food and Politics

What has food got to do with politics?

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Dec 2017

Butterworth Food Trail

There's something to eat, anytime of the day, in Butterworth.

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Dec 2017

Taste, in Words

They write the stories that make the whole world hungry.

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Dec 2017

The Legacy of Taste

After several generations, they have perfected age-old family recipes.