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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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FEATURE
Jun 2017

Meet the Mee Goreng Family!

Three generations of Malaysian fusion cooks.

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.

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2017

Wandering Souls in a Forbidden Land

A tribute to the late Malaysian artist Zulkifli Mohd Dahalan.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2017

Why Penang YWCA is Such a Landmark

The organisation has been empowering women for over a century.