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June 2015 COVER STORY

Butterworth beckons A bright future awaits East Penang

Stepchild no more: Butterworth wants to climb out of George Town's shadow. We find out how it could do just that.

Also in this issue

FEATURE

Keeping the orphans safe

The Ramakrishna Ashrama Orphanage has provided shelter to hundreds of orphans for some 80 years now.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

The history of Bukit Mertajam Part I – From agrarian village to economic hub

Nicholas Chan takes a close look at how the village of Bukit Mertajam grew into a 20th century economic hub.

HEALTH

Increasing drug reliability through collective action

With so many medical trials available, the Cochrane review is crucial to help sift through the data and tell us what we need to know.

FEATURE

Penang on the verge of a revolution in waste management

To combat Penang's massive food waste problem, one local company is going straight to the schools and markets with an innovative new machine.

UTTER ECONOMICS

Renminbi rising – slowly but steadily

Can the Renminbi displace the US Dollar?

PHOTO ESSAY

Something fishy in Kampung Sungai Udang

Photographer Ivan Lim pays the fishermen of Kampung Sungai Udang a visit.

FEATURE

Bukit Mertajam offers some rare authenticity

Marco Ferrarese takes a walk down Bukit Mertajam and finds plenty of things to enjoy.

FEATURE

Building Batu Kawan Brick by Brick

P E Land aims to create the retail future of Batu Kawan – from scratch.

PENANG PALETTE

Art thefts are big business

Malaysian art gets stolen more often than you might think.

FEATURE

An air ferry for Penang

The Chief Minister explains how the proposed Sky Cab will unite the island and the mainland.

FOOTPRINTS

A Muslim woman answers the call to travel

Rumaizah Abu Bakar embarks on a Muslim odyssey in her new travel book, A Call to Travel.

TALK-TALK ONLY

The Birthday Party – Pinter’s play about power remains relevant

Kee Thuan Chye reflects on Harold Pinter's classic and how it relates to Malaysia today.

FEATURE

Plan, plan and you will succeed

With limited development choices left, Aspen Group is placing its bets on Batu Kawan.

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FEATURE
May 2017

Suukee Nang: What it Means to be Hainanese

Local Hainanese take pride in their esprit de corps.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Another Unesco Listing on the Cards for Penang?

The biosphere reserve listing would ensure Penang Hill's forests are preserved and researched.

STATISTICS
Jun 2017

Tourism and Ecotourism in Numbers

The industry is the second main source of income for Penang.

COVER STORY
May 2017

Penang Hokkien On Life Support

With the dialect in danger of disappearing, passionate parties step up and take charge.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2017

The Botanic Gardens: A Tale of Gloom and Bloom

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