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February 2013 COVER STORY

Penang Hospital for the Orient

Medical tourism in the region is maturing fast, and Penang is taking advantage.

Also in this issue

FEATURE

Legacies of Leprosy

Descendants of Penang's leprosy patients attempt to reconnect with their past.

PROFILE

WU LIEN-TEH The father of modern medicine in China

A highly respected plague ghter, Dr Wu Lien-Teh remains largely unknown amongst his fellow Penangites.

FEATURE

Off the beaten track in Hong Kong

Hong Kong still holds plenty of surprises for the jaded traveller.

STATES OF REFORM

Curing the healthcare system

Malaysia's present healthcare system is unsustainable, argues Tricia Yeoh.

FEATURE

Cindy Gallop connecting change-makers

One of the featured speakers at the 2012 TEDxGurneyDrive, Cindy Gallop chats with us about being a feminist and changing the world.

FEATURE

Shaping George Town Festival

As the George Town Festival approaches its fth year, Joe Sidek looks back on how far the festival has come.

PENANG PALETTE

In Awed Appreciation of PAGO-PAGO

Artist Latiff Mohidin is honoured through an extensive exhibition that mirrors his life.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY

Smoking opium in Penang, 1854

The Opium Wars spill into Penang.

RESTAURANT REVIEW

That Little Wine Bar

Massively big on flavour

SPECIAL FEATURE

Macalister Mansion – contemporary with a quirky twist

Macalister Mansion seamlessly melds heritage with contemporary design.

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FEATURE
Sep 2017

From Persia to Penang: Boria Bops On

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

FEATURE
Sep 2017

Of Heroes Unsung, and Mortals Undead

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

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Sep 2017

Women Against the Flow

Removing those rose-tinted colonial glasses reveals a harsh era for women.