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November 2014 COVER STORY

A history of local elections in Penang Part I: Democracy Comes Early

Did you know that Penang had its rst show of political protest in 1800? For this month and the next, we delve into a two-part history of local elections in Penang.

Also in this issue

FEATURE

The last Siamese village of Penang

It might only be a matter of time before Noo Wan Aroonratana, 91, finds himself, along with the rest of the villagers of century-old Kampung Siam in Pulau Tikus, without a home.

FEATURE

Penang’s heritage wealth goes way beyond the Unesco site

While historic buildings within George Town's Unesco site are protected, the same cannot be said for those that lie beyond the border.

PHOTO ESSAY

The life of a living goddess

A peek into the life of one of Nepal's living goddesses, seven-year-old Diya Bajracharya.

FEATURE

Injecting gender into the Penang Agenda

What is Gender Responsive and Participatory Budgeting? Yasmin Bathamanathan speaks to experts in this area to nd out.

FEATURE

Decentralisation offers solutions – and snags

A highly centralised government has certain drawbacks, but can decentralising the management of public goods result in a be er Malaysia?

UTTER ECONOMICS

Malaysian bank giants merging?

What might happen when CIMB Group Holdings Bhd, RHB Capital Bhd and Malaysia Building Society Bhd merge? The answer could be the biggest bank in Malaysia with a whopping US$200bil worth of assets.

FEATURE

Indonesian responses to the IS challenge

The world's most populous Muslim- majority country tackles the IS threat.

TALK-TALK ONLY

A personal experience at GTF

Kee Thuan Chye recounts his role in George Town Festival.

FEATURE

Kyogen : An awesome tradition seeking a future

Penang was given a taste of the 600-year- old Japanese traditional theatre during George Town Festival. Julia Tan speaks to master kyogen actor Mansai Nomura about his art.

PROFILE

Christine Das: Stroking animals to life

Penang-born artist Christine Das finds her passion in nature.

FOOTPRINTS

A festival that is small, and therefore big

The Pangkor Island Festival, in its second year, is about the community and its heritage.

PENANG PALETTE

An explosion of art shows

With the whole country engulfed in celebrations of art festivals and related art affairs, Malaysia seems to be having an art-tastic year.

FEATURE

Who says you can’t make videos in Penang?

Venus Khor, co-founder of local production house RisingOneMedia, is determined to make that happen.

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STATISTICS
May 2017

Dialects and Languages in Numbers

Which is the most spoken Chinese language in Malaysia and Penang, and how fare our students in language exams?

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.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

A Venue for a Culture City

For 45 years, Dewan Sri Pinang has played host to a myriad of events and functions.

STATISTICS
Jun 2017

Tourism and Ecotourism in Numbers

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