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March 2014 COVER STORY

Out of gas weighing our energy options

With TNB's price hike earlier this year, we take the opportunity to review Malaysia's energy situation.

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FEATURE

A worthy dozen at the esplanade

Here's a recap of Tropfest South East Asia.

FEATURE

Penang’s punk rock haven

Punk rockers gravitate to Soundmaker Studio in George Town for a healthy dose of underground music.

PHOTO ESSAY

The nomadic experience

This month, we bring you to the breathtaking steppes of Mongolia.

FEATURE

Whose land is this anyway?

The Sarawak perimeter survey conducted by the Land and Survey Department draws more questions than answers.

FEATURE

The rise of Islamist conservatism in malaysia

Islam's evolution and future – what's in store for Malaysians?

FEATURE

Asean’s response to Typhoon Haiyan

How did Asean's humanitarian response and disaster relief efforts measure up to the rest of the world's?

UTTER ECONOMICS

Mind the Chinese shift in foreign exchange holdings

China no longer benefits from further increases to its foreign currency holdings, and this is likely to have significant global and regional implications.

TALK-TALK ONLY

A Malaysia lost

Kee Thuan Chye laments about Malaysia today, and reminisces about the Malaysia he used to know.

FOOTPRINTS

Supping in the homes of strangers

Plate Culture marries the idea of secret kitchens with the Internet to create an intimate sort of dining experience.

REVIEW

A magnificently rich to me on early Penang

Ooi Kee Beng reviews Volume One of Penang – The Fourth Presidency of India 1805-1830 by Mark Langdon.

FEATURE

Bandung’s Creative City image grows stronger

Indonesia’s third largest city has a reputation for being a dynamic cultural hub. Bandung is still fashioning itself.

PENANG PALETTE

Raising the stakes in Asia’s art world

Art Stage Singapore 2014 is a sign that the island republic is nudging its way towards becoming the epicentre of the arts in Asia.

FEATURE

The gay side of Singapore

The iron city's proud secret.

FEATURE

Tokyo trippin’

Veronica Liew adores Tokyo's manic and magical atmosphere.

STATISTICS

Malaysia’s energy generat ion and usage

To accompany our cover story are some stats on Malaysia's energy generation and usage.

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