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May 2013 COVER STORY

Watershed elections for Malaysia

Malaysia’s Reformasi movement has been brewing for a long time now and has led to the highly competitive GE13.

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FEATURE

Shale gas – a game changer for the energy industry

How will shale gas impact the energy sector in years to come?

FEATURE

A little island that danced

Musicians from three continents came to Penang to jam together for the Penang World Music Festival.

PHOTO ESSAY

The Penang World Music Festival 2013

A look into this year’s Penang World Music Festival.

STATES OF REFORM

An election by manifesto

An analysis of the promises given by the Penang and Selangor state governments in their respective manifestos.

FEATURE

Raising awareness in the fight against cancer

It may come as a shock to most people that cancer is now Malaysia’s third biggest killer, but there is hope.

FEATURE

Slowing climate change

Ooi Kee Beng sits with the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Dr Rajendra K. Pachauri, to discuss the need for sustainable development.

TALK-TALK ONLY

Time to free the mass media

It's time Malaysia's mass media is freed from the control of the central government.

FEATURE

Surely not another Cold War!

Will Asean have to take sides if tensions between the US and China reach breaking point?

FEATURE

I Musici

The world’s oldest active chamber music group will be performing in this year’s George Town Festival!

FEATURE

Can our economy withstand a political transition?

The question everyone wants an answer to is “If the regime does change, will our economy continue to prosper?”

PENANG PALETTE

When in Rome...

Ooi Kok Chuen sits down with H.H. Lim, a Penang-raised artist based in Rome.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

Khaw Sim Bee and the NaRanong family: a shared history of Penang and southern Thailand

The Khaw clan was a central player in the socioeconomic wellbeing of Penang and Phuket.

FEATURE

Making space truly public

It’s time we move away from conventional methods of filling a space or building.

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Going down Abbey Road

Abbey Road Bistro Restaurant in Seberang Jaya, where quirky Beatles memorabilia and music meet delectable dining.

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STATISTICS
Jun 2017

Tourism and Ecotourism in Numbers

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

FEATURE
May 2017

Suukee Nang: What it Means to be Hainanese

Local Hainanese take pride in their esprit de corps.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Another Unesco Listing on the Cards for Penang?

The biosphere reserve listing would ensure Penang Hill's forests are preserved and researched.

COVER STORY
May 2017

Penang Hokkien On Life Support

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

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.