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December 2013 COVER STORY

Budget 2014 Changes that don't add up to a reform

The government’s spending habits have always been a major issue and this year’s budget, disappointingly, is no different.

Also in this issue

VOICE IN THE CROWD

Speed Tables are plateaus of our uncivil behavior

If laws were abided, things wouldn't be so bumpy. 

FEATURE

Homeless in Penang

Homelessness is more than the lack of a roof over one's head. We examine what it really means.

FEATURE

Penang's secret hash society

Hashers take running to a whole different level of fun.

FEATURE

Boxers in boxes, a different kind of Shaolin show

Famed Shaolin monks and their moves in Sutra.

FEATURE

VIDDSEE, make south-east Asia films available

An online trove of South-East Asian short films.

FEATURE

Ecstatic about short + sweet

The world's biggest 10-minute theatre festival makes playwrights out of Penangites.

ALL OVER THE PLACE

The Budget Beleaguers Borneo

With the cut in sugar and fuel subsidies, folks in interior Sabah and Sarawak feel a harder pinch.

FEATURE

Awed by the Korean DMZ

A tour of the demilitarised zone between the two Koreas is not your typical holiday destination.

PENANG PALETTE

Abundant treasures in Penang Batik's Painting Museum

Batik has long since transitioned from a craft tradition to an art movement.

FEATURE

Tropfest comes to Penang

Penang gears up to host, for the first time in this part of the world, Tropfest South East Asia. 

FEATURE

George Town's DNA is its People

Communication designer and city specialist Sali Sasaki tells us what makes George Town unique.

REVIEW

An Operetta on Masked Revenge

Sweet sounds of Strauss come to Penang.

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WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2017

Why Penang YWCA is Such a Landmark

The organisation has been empowering women for over a century.

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

The Botanic Gardens: A Tale of Gloom and Bloom

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

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Meet the Mee Goreng Family!

Three generations of Malaysian fusion cooks.