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July 2014 COVER STORY

Is the nursing profession in good health?

Nurses play an indispensable role in society, but they are leaving the country by the droves. In spite of this, oddly enough, Malaysia also faces an overabundance of nursing graduates. What then is the state of the local nursing profession?

Also in this issue

FEATURE

107.6FM – Finally a radio station for women in Penang

Capital FM, Malaysia's only English radio station for women, heads north.

FEATURE

Hai Ki Xin Lor: Acknowledging Penang Hokkien

This August, famed local director Saw Teong Hin promises a dramatic close to the George Town Festival with Hokkien play Hai Ki Xin Lor.

FEATURE

Aiming for developed yet healthy cities

How can health fit in with development? Anthony Capon, public health physician and director of the International Institute for Global Health at United Nations University, discusses.

FEATURE

As travellers get smart, hoteliers have to get smarter

The Internet age means travellers have a wealth of information at their fingertips. With that, how can hoteliers best promote themselves on the web?

PHOTO ESSAY

Everyday India

India has lately been perceived as a dangerous place, but while there are hazards, it is also a place where vibrant beauty exists in its most commonplace corners.

FEATURE

Keeping Silambam spinning

Silambam, the most ancient form of weapon-based martial arts in India, is an endangered sport, but there are those who are struggling to keep it alive.

FEATURE

No Country A contemporary art exhibition without borders

The Guggenheim goes to Singapore! We speak to curator June Yap and the director of The Guggenheim Museum, Richard Armstrong.

FEATURE

Penang – A future centre for classical music in Asia?

Now newly housed on Lebuh Pitt, the Penang Philharmonic Orchestra brings exciting sounds to the city.

PERSPECTIVES

Quick guide to a green life

Pamela Nowicka offers some tips on how to lead a healthy, greener lifestyle.

FEATURE

Social entrepreneurs: Just who are they?

They are embraced as the fourth force after the government, the private sector and the NGOs. These change

FOOTPRINTS

Talk about elections being local!

With low-level neighbourhood elections, democracy is not confined to just voting once every five years.

UTTER ECONOMICS

The Grey World of Capital Movements

Capital flight is an emotional term, but what exactly does it mean?

PENANG PALETTE

Was Bujang Valley culture the beginning of Malayness?

As archaeologists struggle to discover more about Bujang Valley, perhaps it should be given credit as the site where Malay civilisation actually began.

TALK-TALK ONLY

Who’s the Hero– Tuah or Jebat?

There is much stigma against Jebat, but it is a reputation that has long expired.

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FEATURE
May 2017

One More Nyonya Kuih for the Road?

These teatime snacks find their way back into the hearts – and tummies – of locals.

PROFILE
May 2017

A Man with a Mission

It takes courage to make decisions, as businessman and cancer survivor SK Sundaram discovers.

PENANG PALETTE
May 2017

The Freedom Young Artists Can Enjoy

The Young Contemporary Artists competition sees some quirky work.

COVER STORY
May 2017

Penang Hokkien On Life Support

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

FEATURE
May 2017

Suukee Nang: What it Means to be Hainanese

Local Hainanese take pride in their esprit de corps.