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September 2013 COVER STORY

Time for a second federation in Malaysia?

Malaysia is 50 years old. It's time for us to re-examine what our federalism means.

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PHOTO ESSAY

Picture Perfect

The 2013 World Press Photo Contest

TALK-TALK ONLY

English is vital to Vision 2020

Languages in schools is a divisive issue, but that doesn't change the fact that English is crucial to development.

UTTER ECONOMICS

Asian Financial Crisis Act II?

The parallels in the macroeconomic sphere between the mid-1990s and today are eerily similar. Will we see a repeat of the 1997 financial crisis?

FEATURE

The men with shaved legs

Bram Tan documents the trials of the Grimpeurs as they endure one of the toughest stages of the Tour de France.

FEATURE

Bridging the arts between Malaysia and Singapore

Singapore's CausewayEXchange comes to the George Town Festival.

A DAY IN THE LIFE

The newsagent on China Street

Dedicated to the "ordinary" personalities of George Town we take for granted.

FEATURE

Housing maintenance in Penang

Housing maintenance in Penang needs some crucial restructuring and rethinking.

FEATURE

Bahasa Indonesia championed by Chinese

Why did Indonesia end up adopting a language primarily used by Chinese traders as its national language?

ALL OVER THE PLACE

Sabah & Sarawak where 1Malaysia is a reality

Peninsular Malaysia can learn a lot from East Malaysia's easy multiculturalism.

SPECIAL FEATURE

Tourism and technology

The first ever conference on travel technology and hospitality automation launches in Kuching, Sarawak this November.

FEATURE

A chat with a Master

Cinematographer Christopher Doyle on colour, making movies and working with Wong Kar Wai.

PENANG PALETTE

Culture in the centre: Arts-ED makes full use of our heritage

In George Town, Arts-ED is leading the charge in sustaining the city's tangible and intangible heritage.

GET AWAY

Pa Lungan is a balm for the soul

Far away from civilisation, Pa Lungan in Sarawak is the perfect escape.

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From Persia to Penang: Boria Bops On

We explore Penang's cultural export, the vibrant boria.

FEATURE
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Of Heroes Unsung, and Mortals Undead

This year's George Town Literary Festival is yet another feast for the soul.